Recap: Exeter Chiefs vs La Rochelle LIVE | Heineken Champions Cup
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Follow all the action on the RugbyPass live blog from the Heineken Champions Cup match between Exeter Chiefs and La Rochelle at Sandy Park.
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Rob Baxter’s Chiefs are boosted but the return of Harry Williams at tighthead after his two-week suspension. Dave Dennis, Jonny Hill and Sam Simmonds also return to bolster the pack.
Nic White misses out after sustaining a facial injury at Glasgow. Jack Maunder is promoted at scrum-half, while in the centre Sam Hill is chosen instead of Ollie Devoto.
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“A win this weekend would not only reward the players for all of their hard work, but it would be a great reward for the supporters and the club as a whole,” said Baxter as already qualified Exeter look to finish their pool campaign with the win that would earn them a home quarter-final.
EXETER: 15. Stuart Hogg; 14. Jack Nowell, 13. Ian Whitten, 12. Sam Hill, 11. Olly Woodburn; 10. Joe Simmonds, 9. Jack Maunder; 1. Alec Hepburn, 2. Luke Cowan-Dickie, 3. Harry Williams, 4. Dave Dennis (capt), 5. Jonny Hill, 6. Dave Ewers, 7. Jacques Vermeulen, 8. Sam Simmonds. Reps: 16. Elvis Taione, 17. Ben Moon, 18. Enrique Pieretto Heiland, 19. Jannes Kirsten, 20. Matt Kvesic, 21. Stu Townsend, 22. Gareth Steenson, 23. Ollie Devoto.
LA ROCHELLE: 15. Vincent Rattez; 14. Kini Murimurivalu, 13. Geoffrey Doumayrou, 12. Pierre Aguillon, 11. Arthur Retiere; 10. Ihaia West, 9. Thomas Berjon; 1. Dany Priso, 2. Pierre Bourgarit, 3. Uini Atonio, 4. Romain Sazy (capt), 5. Remi Leroux, 6. Lopeti Timani, 7. Zeno Kieft, 8. Gregory Alldritt. Reps: 16. Facundo Bosch, 17. Léo Aouf, 18. Sila Puafisi, 19. Thomas Lavault, 20. Wiaan Liebenberg, 21. Alexi Bales, 22. Brock James, 23. Elliot Roudil.
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Nick do you wander what could have been achieved had the Force and Rebels coaches swapped with the Reds and Waratahs this year? It seems Foote and Cron have been able to do more with lessGo to comments
Blues will beat this teamGo to comments