EXETER CHIEFS starting XV vs Gloucester

Exeter Chiefs Rugby crestFourth placed Chiefs retain unchanged back division for 12,500 Sandy Park sell-out Premiership clash against ninth placed Gloucester.

Knock to Damian Welch’s knee means he misses out and is replaced by Mitch Lees in second row.

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EXETER CHIEFS starting XV vs La Rochelle

Exeter Chiesf Rugby crestHead coach Rob Baxter believes Exeter Chiefs' European Challenge Cup encounter at La Rochelle could prove to be a defining game in pool two.

Sitting top after the opening two rounds, the Chiefs will be looking to record only their second-ever victory on French soil when they tackle Patrice Collazo’s side at the Stade Marcel Deflandre.

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CORNISH PIRATES starting XV for Keys cup clash

Cornish Pirates logoCornish Pirates visit Cross Keys RFC in the British & Irish Cup tonight buoyed by a nine-try 65-14 Championship win over Bedford Blues.

Rob Elloway comes into the Pirates’ winning XV at hooker and Joel Conlon is selected at blind-side flanker for the tie at Pandy Park (1945ko).

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PLYMOUTH ALBION RFC Cam set for first start

Plymouth Albion RFC logoScrum half Cameron Setter is set to make his first start for Plymouth Albion RFC in tonight’s must-win British & Irish Cup tie against Jersey RFC at St Peter (1930ko).

Declan Cusack, who made his first appearance of the season in last Friday’s 19-19 Championship draw at Yorkshire Carnegie, starts at fly half.

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PLAY-OFF FINAL Bristol Rugby make four changes

Greene King IPA Championship logoBristol RFC bid to claw back a 19-point deficit against London Welsh in tonight's sold-out Greene King IPA Championship final second leg at the Memorial Stadium (19:45).

It is the second time that Bristol have featured in the Championship final, having lost to Exeter Chiefs at the end of the 2009/10 season, while London Welsh – 27-8 first leg winners - will be seeking to become the first side to win the title twice.

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COUNTY RUGBY Dawe selects Cornwall starting XV

Cornwall versus Devon Tamar Cup rugby picture copyright southwestspoortsnews.comGraham Dawe has selected the Cornwall starting XV for tomorrow’s RFU Bill Beaumont Cup Division 1 South opener against North Midlands at Redruth RFC (1500).

The gold and blacks - last season's Twickenham finalists - warmed up for this term's county championship campaign with a 17-0 Tamar Cup win over Devon at Launceston RFC, pictured.

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