EXETER CHIEFS No let-up insists head coach Hepher

Jack Nowell200Exeter Chiefs head coach Ali Hepher insists there will be no let-up from the in-form Premiership leaders over these final few weeks of the regular season.

Chiefs host Wasps today seeking to increase their eight points lead over second placed Saracens, upset 23-21 by Bristol Bears at Ashton Gate last night.


PACKED! Gloucester vs Bath a Kingsholm capacity sell-out

Gallagher Premiership logoWest derby rivals Gloucester Rugby and Bath Rugby both have make changes to their winning starting XVs for today's sell-out Premiership clash at Kingsholm (1500).

With only four rounds of Gallagher Premiership action remaining, every remaining game is important and the fact that it’s a local derby just adds a little extra spice to the occasion.


BEARS NEWS Bedlow centre of attention for Bristol

Bristol Bears light logoSam Bedlow makes his first Premiership start for Bristol Bears as they bid to roar back against defending champions Saracens at Ashton Gate today (1730).

The 23-year-old former Sale centre is one of five changes to the side that suffered a 26-19 defeat against Bath at Twickenham last Saturday. Bury-born Bedlow has yet to start a Prem game for Bears although has appeared as a replacement.


GLOUCESTER RUGBY field new back three at Saints

Gallagher Premiership logoGloucester Rugby make three changes to their winning line-up for today's Premiership clash at Northampton Saints (1500ko).

All of the changes are in the back line, where injuries to Jason Woodward, Tom Marshall and Ollie Thorley mean that the Cherry and Whites field a new back three comprising of Tom Hudson, Charlie Sharples and Matt Banahan.


60,000 anticipated for Bath versus Bears at rugby HQ

Gallagher Premiership Rugby logoA crowd of 60,000 is expected to descend on the Twickenham home of England Rugby today as South West derby rivals Bath Rugby and Bristol Bears go head-to-head in round 18 of the Premiership (1400).

Max Lahiff comes into the Bath front row at tighthead while Dave Attwood returns to the starting line-up to partner captain Charlie Ewels in the second row.


EXETER CHIEFS Atkins recalled to face Tigers

Exeter Chiefs logoWith just five rounds of the scheduled season left to play Exeter Chiefs have already booked their place in the end of season Premiership play-offs in record time, having accrued 71 points from 17 games.

Victorious last time out against Bath at Sandy Park, Baxter names an unchanged back division for today’s clash at Leicester Tigers (1630ko).


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