EXETER CHIEFS Slade at full back, Ewers is back

Exeter Chiefs rugby crestInjuries to Phil Dollman (rib) and Lachie Turner (face) mean Henry Slade switches to full-back for Premiership champions Exeter Chiefs at Northampton.

Recalled Sam Hill partners Ian Whitten in the centre and Will Chudley starts at scrum-half.

Harry Williams is brought back into the front-row at the expense of Tomas Francis, Jonny Hill swaps places with Mitch Lees in the second-row, while Dave Ewers returns to the back-row. Ewers is set to make his first Premiership start since April.

On the bench, props Carl Rimmer and Greg Holmes and half-backs Stuart Townsend and Joe Simmonds are recalled to first team 23.

Simmonds scored 27 points for Exeter Braves in a 62-0 A League victory at Gloucester United on Monday.

Starting 15 Henry Slade 14 Jack Nowell 13 Ian Whitten 12 Sam Hill 11 Olly Woodburn 10 Gareth Steenson (capt) 9 Will Chudley 1 Ben Moon 2 Luke Cowan-Dickie 3 Harry Williams 4 Sam Skinner 5 Jonny Hill 6 Dave Ewers 7 Don Armand 8 Sam Simmonds

Ready on the bench 16 Jack Yeandle 17 Carl Rimmer 18 Greg Holmes 19 Mitch Lees 20 Thomas Waldrom 21 Stuart Townsend 22 Joe Simmonds 23 James Short

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