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Recap: Glasgow Warriors vs Exeter Chiefs | Heineken Champions Cup

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Glasgow Warriors vs Exeter Chiefs Live Match Centre

Follow all the action on the RugbyPass live blog from the Heineken Champions Cup match between Glasgow Warriors vs Exeter Chiefs at Scotstoun.

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Gallagher Premiership leaders Exeter need a point from their remaining games against Glasgow and La Rochelle to win Pool Two, but they could require victories in both to guarantee a home quarter-final.

“Being top of our pool, it’s obviously where you want to be,” Chiefs rugby director Rob Baxter said. “Last time we went there (Glasgow), we probably didn’t do ourselves justice, nor did we get the result we wanted.

“Now, we have that challenge all over again, and it’s up to us to do better than last time and keep things in our own hands.”

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Scotland full-back Stuart Hogg lines up for Exeter against his former club, and fly-half Joe Simmonds captains the Chiefs instead of Dave Dennis, who is sidelined due to illness.

Scotland 7s cap Glenn Bryce starts at full-back for Glasgow, one of eleven changes made by Dave Rennie following last weekend’s Guinness PRO14 victory at Benetton.

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GLASGOW WARRIORS: 15. Glenn Bryce; 14. Tommy Seymour, 13. Huw Jones, 12. Samuel Johnson, 11. Kyle Steyn; 10. Adam Hastings, 9. George Horne; 1. Oli Kebble, 2. Fraser Brown, 3. Zander Fagerson, 4. Scott Cummings, 5. Jonny Gray, 6. Ryan Wilson, 7. Callum Gibbins (capt), 8. Matt Fagerson. Reps: 16. George Turner, 17. Aki Seiuli, 18. Adam Nicol, 19. Robert Harley, 20. Chris Fusaro, 21. Ali Price, 22. Peter Horne, 23. Niko Matawalu.

EXETER CHIEFS: 15. Stuart Hogg; 14. Jack Nowell, 13. Ian Whitten, 12. Ollie Devoto, 11. Olly Woodburn; 10. Joe Simmonds (capt), 9. Nic White; 1. Alec Hepburn, 2. Luke Cowan-Dickie, 3. Enrique Pieretto, 4. Jannes Kirsten, 5. Sean Lonsdale, 6. Dave Ewers, 7. Jacques Vermeulen, 8. Matt Kvesic. Reps: 16. Elvis Taione, 17. Ben Moon, 18. Marcus Street, 19. Will Witty, 20. Don Armand, 21. Jack Maunder, 22. Gareth Steenson, 23. Sam Hill.

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Shaylen 2 hours ago
Jack Willis' Champions Cup masterclass proves English eligibility rules need a rethink

If France, Wales, England, Scotland and Ireland got together and all changed their eligibility laws in the same way SA has it would be absolutely bonkers. All players from all nations involved in Europe would be fair game as would their coaches. The investment in rugby would be supercharged as teams would rush to create dream teams. Transfer markets would be super charged, salary caps may change, private investment would grow as rich backers first buy clubs and then put money into their clubs in an effort to land the best players. The richest clubs and franchises would benefit most but money and players would move across borders at a steady flow. Suddenly countries like Wales and Scotland would have a much larger pool of players to select from who would be developed and improved in systems belonging to their rivals within superstar squads while their clubs receive large sums in the transfer market. The Six Nations would experience a big boost as the best players become available all the time. The Champions cup would become even more fiercely contested as the dream teams clash. Fan engagement would grow as fans would follow their favourite players creating interest in the game across the continent. Transfer markets and windows would become interesting events in themselves, speculation would drive it and rumours of big transfers and interest in players would spread. All of this is speculation and much of it would not eventuate straight away but just like in football the spread of players and talent would create these conditions over time. The transfer markets in European football is proof of this. Football had the same club vs country debate eons ago and favoured an open system. This has made it the largest game in the world with global interest and big money. Rugby needs to embrace this approach in the long run as well

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Jon 8 hours ago
Waratahs 'counter-culture' limits Wallaby options for Joe Schmidt

This is a bit dramatic for me, I think the Rebels and Force cultures would be very strong, and if a player is chosen from either, you can be confident they are in a good head space and ready. Whether they quite have the technical or tactical foundations of the other two states is where one would way their risk of selection. I see no need for Schmidt to worry about that risk in this squad. The main reason I could see a predominance of players from Brumbies and Reds, is simple cohesion. What might the coaching group make of what’s lacking in the Tahs, and to a lesser extent Rebels and Force’s, franchise? Certainly sides (players) that are running irish plays like we saw from that lovely McDermott long ball with have a head start. I hope the players can continue it at International level. Really liked what I saw of Wright (don’t know player focus and just hadn’t seen a lot of him anyway) in that game, can see him being a glue in a Wallaby side too. A with the similar worry of selecting players like Ryan, I think it unfounded to worry so much about forward balance at the moment. Including both Wright and Skelton in the same lineout is not going to lose you games gainst Wales. Nor will any unknown weakenss Wales might find in Ryan be exploited to any great extent. It is the perfect time to introduce such a young player. What other shortcuts might Schmidt want to make now, just a year out from hosting BIL? When Gamble came on the scene I thought he had a Pocock ability to break game apart along with performing the role of a openside well. I would be very keen to drop Leota/Hooper for Gamble, and in your squad make up, include Uru as a lock. Did you forget to remove Vunivalu from your team? Would you have Meafou in your squad if you could?

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