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.


OLLIE DEVOTO fit to return for Chiefs Cup opener

Exeter Chiefs crestFit-again Ollie Devoto starts at 12 for Exeter Chiefs against Northampton Saints in today’s Anglo-Welsh Cup opener at Sandy Park (1500ko).

Sam Hill is also fit enough to be included in Chiefs’ matchday squad.


ROSS MORIARTY returns for Gloucester Rugby

Gloucester RugbyCharlie Beckett will skipper Gloucester Rugby in a side that features fit-again Ross Moriarty for the first time this season as the Cherry and Whites kick off their Anglo-Welsh Cup campaign at holders Leicester Tigers.
There is significant experience in the starting line-up, notably British & Irish Lion Moriarty who is making his eagerly awaited comeback after injury, as well as Andy Symons, Paddy McAllister, James Hanson, Gareth Denman and Gareth Evans.


MATT GARVEY returns to lead Bath in cup

Outside centre James Wilson and wing Levi Davis make their Bath Rugby debuts in the Anglo-Welsh Cup opener against London Irish.

Ben Tapuai returns to partner Wilson in midfield, with Jack Wilson taking his place on the opposite wing to Davis.


GLOUCESTER RUGBY Polledri makes Cherries' Pau bow

Gloucester Rugby crestGloucester Rugby have selected a much-changed XV for tonight’s European Rugby Challenge Cup opener at Pau.
Only half a dozen players – Tom Savage, Jacob Rowan, Owen Williams, David Halaifonua, Billy Twelvetrees and Henry Purdy - remain starters from Saturday’s 29-24 victory over Northampton.


JACK BACK! Nowell returns for champions Chiefs

Exeter Chiefs crestEngland and British Lions wing Jack Nowell makes his first Exeter Chiefs start of the season against London Irish at an expectant Sandy Park this afternoon (1500).

Nowell – a key, try-scoring figure in helping Exeter win the Premiership for the first time last term - replaces fellow Cornishman Max Bodilly, who starts on the bench.


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