Exeter Chiefs V Bath - 7th March 20

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WELCOME ....................................................... 3 DIRECTOR’S VIEWPOINT .................................... 5 CLUB NEWS .............................. 7, 8-9, 13, 15, 71 CHIEFS MATCH REPORTS ................... 16-17, 20-21 FIXTURES, RESULTS & STATS ......................... 22-23 LET’S GET SOCIAL........................................ 26-27 COACHES & STAFF . ......................................... 30 TODAY’S MATCH SPONSOR................................32 TODAY’S MATCHBALL PARTNERS........................33 RUGBY SHORTS........................................... 36-37 TODAY’S TEAM LINE UP....................................39 2019/20 SQUAD ......................................... 40-44 OPPOSITION ............................................. 48-53 EXETER FOUNDATION.................................. 54-55 NIGEL WALROND ........................................... 57 HEAD 2 HEAD .................................................59 OUR SPONSORS ............................................. 61 FEATURED PLAYERS .................................... 62-65 GALLAGHER PREMIERSHIP CUP REVIEW......... 66-67 PREVOUS HOME GAME IMAGES ........................68 CHIEFS TRIVIA.................................................75 JUNIOR CHIEFS .......................................... 78-79 COMMUNITY NEWS ................................... 80-81 TICKET INFORMATION......................................84

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DIRECTOR’S VIEWPOINT Good afternoon everyone and welcome back to Sandy Park for today’s Gallagher Premiership game against our local rivals Bath Rugby.

Over the years, this has always been a hugely popular fixture for our supporters and I am sure we will, once again, have a fantastic atmosphere here today. Today’s fixture marks the final game of a block of four Premiership games which, because of our wins against Gloucester and Northampton Saints, plus the bonus point last week against Harlequins, means we still have the opportunity to win three out of the four games - and so achieve a goal we set ourselves for collecting points through this current Six Nations Championship block. Reflecting on the last two weeks, they have certainly been exciting, interesting and frustrating in equal measures. We started with the win against Northampton – a performance that was filled with tries and highlights after a tight, hard-working opening 30 minutes. Last week, however, was a strange game against Harlequins. If we’re honest, I felt we never really played with the qualities we know we have, yet we led the game until five minutes after the 80 minutes had passed. A fair bit has been said about the final few minutes of that game on various media platforms and although there were decisions that could have gone either way for both teams, the only way for us to improve is to look at ourselves and take responsibility for the things we can control. It really felt like a game that was waiting for us to take charge of it, but for a multitude of individual reasons, that control never materialised. The good thing about a disappointing loss, especially when the players feel that they should have won, is that any issues can be honestly addressed.

We don’t have many negative issues to deal with, so when we can openly hit the re-set button a little bit. That will allow us to take the next step forward and, as we are only just over halfway through the Premiership season, moving forward and looking to improve each week is still very important to us. Finally, can I take this opportunity to welcome Stuart Hooper, his fellow coaches, staff, players, officials and supporters of Bath Rugby to Sandy Park. All the Best ! ROB BAXTER

DIRECTOR OF RUGBY EXETER RUGBY CLUB

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HINKLEY RELISHING NEW CHALLENGE WITH THE CHIEFS Aaron Hinkley says he is relishing the new challenge that awaits next season after he this week agreed to join the Exeter Chiefs from Gallagher Premiership rivals, Gloucester Rugby.

The 20-year-old forward will make the switch to Sandy Park this summer, having agreed a two-year deal with the Devon club. He is Exeter’s third confirmed capture ahead of the 2020/21 season and follows Scottish internationals Jonny Gray and Sam Hidalgo-Clyne in joining Rob Baxter’s squad. The Hereford-born flanker has featured 12 times for Gloucester, scoring tries against Harlequins and London Irish in this season’s Premiership Rugby Cup. However, he sees his future away from Kingsholm and is excited about testing himself in a new environment with the Chiefs. “I’m very excited about the move,” said Hinkley, who has been capped at both Under-18s and Under-20s level with England. “I was coming to the end of my contract at Gloucester and when I heard there was some interest from Exeter, I wanted to hear more of what they had to say. “Speaking with Rob Baxter and Rob Hunter, I liked what they had to say and how they wanted to work with me and develop my game moving forward. Everyone knows that Exeter are one of the best clubs in Europe and that they have created a great environment and a great culture for their players. “Obviously, I’m grateful for the opportunities that Gloucester have given me over the last few years, but I feel the time is right for me to try something different. I know going down to Exeter is going to be a huge challenge, especially when you see the quality of their squad, but I believe they can help take me to another level.” Baxter himself is delighted to have acquired the services of Hinkley, who was named man of the match when he featured for England Under-20s at Sandy Park last season.

He’s got raw pace and he’s a player that likes to get in and around the ball a lot.

“I know people will look at our pack of forwards and talk about the size of it and that they are big and physical, which they are, but you also need to have elements of pace and you need to build a group of players in your pack that can do something together. “What you see with Aaron is that he’s someone we feel can drop into our combinations very well and provide some of those key elements. At the same time, he’s also got other attributes that we can only seeing growing with us more and more.”

“Aaron is someone who we have looked at very closely. We met him and really liked what he had to say and liked his character.

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Rob Baxter’s recruitment drive for the 2020/21 season has continued with the news this week that he has added a fourth new arrival to Sandy Park. Having already confirmed the signings of Scottish internationals Jonny Gray and Sam Hidalgo-Clyne, plus that of England Under-20s international Aaron Hinkley, the Chiefs’ Director of Rugby has added another great piece of business with the capture of Corey Baldwin from the Scarlets. The highly-rated back has come through the academy pathway with the Welsh region, making a try-scoring debut against the Dragons in the Anglo-Welsh Cup in 2016. In the same season, Baldwin made his Welsh Under-20s debut, scoring against Scotland in the Six Nations Championship. Equally adept at centre or on the wing, Baldwin – who was born in Camberley, Surrey – is seen as one of the brightest, emerging talents featuring in the Pro14 currently. Understandably, Baxter is delighted to have secured the services of the 21-year-old. BAXTER ‘EXCITED’ AT WHAT NEWCOMER BALDWIN WILL OFFER

“Corey’s one of those guys that, as soon as we knew he was on the market, both myself and Ali Hepher sat down and said this guy has something special,” said Baxter. “He’s a guy with genuine raw pace, he’s a very good defender, and he’s got a number of attributes that we love down here at Exeter. He kick-chases flat out, makes contributions at the end of those chases, works very hard in defence, scrambles very well, and is again someone we feel we can get even more out of moving forward.” Certainly, Baldwin himself is relishing the challenge of testing himself with the Chiefs in both the Gallagher Premiership and Heineken Champions Cup next season. “I’m really looking forward to the move,” he said. “Exeter are a hugely successful club, well coached, play a great brand of rugby, and have some top-class players within their squad. “They have shown for a number of years now that they are one of the best teams around, so for me it’s going to be a great challenge to go down there and test myself in a different environment.”

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BT SPORT CONFIRM TWO MORE TV DATES FOR THE CHIEFS

The first of those dates will be on Sunday, May 10 when Rob Baxter’s side will play host to Gloucester at Sandy Park (3pm). The Chiefs will be looking to secure a league double over the Cherry & Whites having defeated them 26-15 in Round 10 of the competition at Kingsholm. The other TV date for the Devonians will come six days later when the cameras will screen their much-anticipated clash against defending champions Saracens on Saturday, May 16 at Allianz Park (3pm). In what is one the red-letter days in the Gallagher Premiership, this meeting between two of the league’s heavyweight sides is sure to attract plenty of interest, particularly after the Chiefs won the earlier meeting back in December 14-7. Premiership Rugby have confirmed that Exeter Chiefs are set for more exposure on BT Sport with two of their Gallagher Premiership fixtures confirmed for live coverage.

GALLAGHER PREMIERSHIP FIXTURES ROUNDS 19 FRIDAY 8 TH MAY Sale Sharks v Saracens | 3pm Bristol Bears v Northampton Saints BT Sport | 7:45pm SATURDAY 9 TH MAY Bath v Worcester Warriors | 3pm London Irish v Harlequins | 3pm Wasps v Leicester Tigers - BT Sport | 3pm SUNDAY 10 TH MAY Exeter Chiefs v Gloucester - BT Sport | 3pm ROUND 20 FRIDAY 15 TH MAY Sale Sharks v Saracens | 3pm Bristol Bears v Northampton Saints BT Sport | 7:45pm SATURDAY 16 TH MAY Leicester Tigers v Northampton Saints - BT Sport | 2pm Gloucester v Harlequins | 3pm London Irish v Worcester Warriors | 3pm Wasps v Bristol Bears | 3pm Saracens v Exeter Chiefs | 4:30pm

Premiership Rugby have also announced that all matches in Round 22 will kick- off at 3pm on Saturday, June 6.

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CHIEFS CREATE NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH EXETER FOOD FESTIVAL

Exeter Rugby Club’s presence at the renowned Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink is set to increase dramatically following the announcement of a new partnership for this year’s event. In bringing together two of the city’s leading attractions, the partnership will not only see the table-topping Chiefs increase their profile at the event, but tickets for the festival will be on sale through Exeter Events, Exeter Rugby Club’s ticket site. In addition, funds raised through bucket collections at the Festival will be donated to the charity of the Exeter Chiefs, the Exeter Chiefs Foundation, of which Festival Director Michael Caines MBE is also a trustee. Speaking about the new collaboration, Michael Caines said “Working closely with the team at Exeter Chiefs has already made things much more exciting this year, the new ticketing system they have developed for us works well with the wider digital introductions we have made for the festival. Being able to support the Exeter

Chiefs Foundation is just an added bonus that I am pleased we can offer, we are so excited to get the team involved and you may be seeing some familiar faces throughout the festival events.” Chief Executive of Exeter Rugby Club and Chairman of the Exeter Chiefs Foundation, Tony Rowe OBE, said: “We’re sure this is going to be a great partnership for both parties, and Exeter as a city. Working together we can not only grow the Festival, but add value through some player involvement and our Community activities for children. “It’s an added bonus that the Exeter Chiefs Foundation will be the Festival’s nominated charity, which will be bolster funds available for projects in the City.” The 2020 Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink takes place in Northernhay Gardens between Friday, May 8 to Sunday, May 10. Tickets will be on sale from 12 noon on Wednesday, February 26 from foodfestival.exeterevents.co.uk.

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@EXETERCHIEFS CLUB NEWS CHIEFS SET TO WELCOME IN BUMPER ACADEMY INTAKE NEXT SEASON Exeter Chiefs Academy manager Rob Gibson says his job of unearthing new and exciting talent has been made all the easier thanks to the support he receives from Director of Rugby, Rob Baxter. OFFICIAL EXETER CHIEFS @OFFICIALEXETERCHIEFS

With 10 new players set to enter the club’s senior ranks next season, Gibson has spoken of his delight at the way in which the Devon club’s hierarchy offer their backing to his Academy staff. “Rob’s support of the pathway, together with the understanding and knowledge of our youngsters, helps provide such motivation for our players and staff coming through the system,” said Gibson. “All the time, Rob is continually asking who is coming through and in what positions. For us working in the academy, it’s great that he has so much interest in what we are doing and how we want to develop players. “His interest, coupled with that of the other senior coaches, means we are able to put in place some fantastic long-term plans which, we hope, then reap rewards for the club and the academy further down the line.”

Certainly, Baxter has shown over the years that he is never afraid to give youth its chance, a point well illustrated in the fact that half of last season’s side that appeared in the Premiership Rugby Final came through the club’s academy ranks. International stars such as Jack Nowell, Luke Cowan- Dickie, Henry Slade, Ben Moon and Sam Simmonds are all products of the club’s highly-successful academy pathway – a route which a number of others are now set to embark on. Gibson today announced that the following players Tom Cairns, Shea Cornish, Archie Hill, Harry Hocking, Iwan Jenkins, Dan Johns, Matt Johnson, Christ Tschiunza, Harry Wilkinson and Tom Wyatt will all start training with the Chiefs senior squad from July. The new intake have all been part of the club’s various pathway links, which include Exeter College, Truro College and Exeter University, as well as the club’s apprenticeship programme.

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MATCH REPORT

23RD FEBRUARY 2020

57 - 7 EXETER CHIEFS

NORTHAMPTON SAINTS

TRY Grayson

TRIES J Hill, Taione, Kirsten, Hendrickson (2), Moon, O’Flaherty, S Simmonds

CONVERSION Grayson

CONVERSIONS J Simmonds (5), Steenson

PENALTY J Simmonds

LINE UP P Dollman; T O’Flaherty, I Whitten (M Bodilly 64), T Hendrickson, O Woodburn; J Simmonds (capt, G Steenson 61), N White (J Maunder 54); B Moon (A Hepburn 54), E Taione (J Poole 66), H Williams (E Pieretto 66); J Kirsten (S Skinner 60), J Hill; D Ewers (D Armand 61), J Vermeulen, S Simmonds.

LINE UP A Tuala; T Collins (F Dingwall 12-18), M Proctor, A Symons, T Naiyaravoro (F Dingwall 54); J Grayson (T Naiyaravoro 77), A Mitchell (C Reinach 54); F van Wyk (A Waller h/t), J Fish (M Haywood h/t), P Hill (O Franks h/t); A Coles, L Bean (B Glynn 60); T Wood (M Eadie 65), JJ Tonks (L Ludlam h/t), T Harrison (capt).

ATTENDANCE 11,528 YELLOW CARD Collins

REFEREE J Makepeace

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WE WERE IN A MOOD TO WORK, AND WE WORKED HARD. IT DIDN’T FEEL LIKE THAT SCORELINE, IT FELT A LOT MORE COMPETITIVE THAN THAT, BUT THE GUYS KEPT GOING AND GOING.

ALI HEPHER

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MATCH REPORT

29TH FEBRUARY 2020

34 - 30 EXETER CHIEFS

HARLEQUINS

TRIES Dollman, J Simmonds (2)

TRIES Lasike, Cavubati, Smith, Penalty Try

CONVERSIONS J Simmonds (3) PENALTIES J Simmonds (3)

CONVERSIONS Smith (3), Penalty Try

PENALTIES Smith (2)

LINE UP A Morris; T Ismaiel (N Saunders 57), T Penny (F Saili 67), P Lasike, G Ibitoye; M Smith (B Herron 74), D Care; M Lambert (N Auterac 55), S Baldwin (J Gray 57), S Kerrod (W Collier 62); G Young, M Symons (T Cavubati h/t); J Chisholm, C Robshaw (capt, S Kunatani 57), J Dombrandt.

LINE UP P Dollman (B Keast 80); T O’Flaherty, I Whitten, T Hendrickson (O Devoto 51), O Woodburn; J Simmonds (capt), N White; A Hepburn, E Taione (J Poole 70), E Pieretto; J Kirsten (J Hill 57), S Skinner; D Ewers (D Armand 62), J Vermeulen, S Simmonds. Replacements (not used): P Schickerling, J Maunder, G Steenson.

YELLOW CARD Auterac

ATTENDANCE 13,891 YELLOW CARD Devoto, Hepburn

REFEREE C Ridley

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I’M SURE I WILL SEE SOME VERY GOOD ASPECTS IN OUR PLAY, BOTH INDIVIDUALLY AND COLLECTIVELY, BUT THERE WERE ALSO THOSE ERRORS IN OUR PLAY WHICH, ULTIMATELY, HAVE COME BACK TO HURT US.

ROB BAXTER

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2019/20 FIXTURES, RESULTS & STATS

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RESULT ATT. W 28 - 14 9,722 L 27 - 7 13,633 W 42 - 19 9,706 W 22 - 19 11,896 L 13 - 10 14,290 L 17 - 20 11,015 W 12 - 32 16,000 W 34 - 18 10,545 W 38 - 3 13,320 W 20 - 22 11,090 W 35-10 10,217 W 22-31 21,219 W 14-7 13,593 W 28-45 6,412 D 31-31 7,351 W 33-14 12,632 L 19-22 11,965

21 15.00 H BATH RUGBY 27 19.45 A LEICESTER TIGERS

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10 15.00 H BRISTOL BEARS 16 16.15 A LA ROCHELLE 23 15.15 H GLASGOW WARRIORS 8 15.15 A SALE SHARKS 15 13.00 H SALE SHARKS 21 15.00 A LEICESTER TIGERS 29 15.00 H SARACENS 5 14.30 A LONDON IRISH 11 15.15 A GLASGOW WARRIORS 30 15.00 H WASPS

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18 17.30 H LA ROCHELLE 25 15.00 H SALE SHARKS

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2 13.00 H SEMI-FINAL HARLEQUINS L 22-49 9,418

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14 19.45 A GLOUCESTER RUGBY

W 15-26 14,860

HOGG1T

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WHITTEN

SHILL

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23 13.00 H NORTHAMPTON SAINTS W 57-7 11,528

DOLLMAN O'FLAHERTY1T

WHITTEN HENDRICKSON2T WOODBURN JSIMMONDS 5C1P WHITTEN HENDRICKSON WOODBURN JSIMMONDS 2T3C3P

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29 15.00 A HARLEQUINS

L 34-30 13,891

DOLLMAN1T

O'FLAHERTY

WHITE

HEPBURN

7 14.30 H BATH RUGBY 15 TBC PRC FINAL 21 15.00 H LEICESTER TIGERS 29 15.00 A SALE SHARKS 4 15.15 H NORTHAMPTON SAINTS 11 15.00 A BRISTOL BEARS 18 15.00 H WORCESTER WARRIORS 25 15.00 A NORTHAMPTON SAINTS 1/2/3 TBC HCC SEMI-FINAL 10 15.00 H GLOUCESTER RUGBY 16 15.00 A SARACENS 23 TBC HCC FINAL 29/30 TBC H LONDON IRISH 6 15.00 A WASPS 12 TBC GP SEMI-FINAL 20 TBC GP FINAL

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ASHTON AGREES SWITCH TO QUINS AFTER SALE RELEASE The 32-year-old had his Sharks contract terminated by mutual consent on Monday, with director of rugby Steve Diamond saying “a difference of opinion” with Ashton led to the player’s departure. Ashton, who has scored 86 Premiership tries, says he hopes the move will see him become the first past the 100 mark. “I know that I have still got a lot to give on the pitch,” he said. “I can’t wait to get started at Quins. It is a club filled with incredibly experienced and talented players.

FIJIAN POWERHOUSE NADOLO HEADING FOR THE TIGERS Former Exeter Chiefs winger Nemani Nadolo is one of two new signings Leicester Tigers have confirmed ahead of next season. The 32-year-old Fijian international played four games for the Chiefs back in 2011, but has spent the past five years at Montpellier. Nadolo is set to be joined at Welford Road by Georgian international hooker Shalva Mamukashvili, who will provide competition for the No.2 jersey alongside Tom Youngs, who this week committed his future to the club.

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WELSH STAR WEBB SIGNS ON AT THE REC Bath have bolstered their squad with the signing of Welsh international scrum-half Rhys Webb until the end of the season. The 31-year-old made his debut in Sunday’s Gallagher Premiership fixture at home to Bristol Bears, having been released from the final year of his contract at RC Toulon.

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PIUTAU AGREES NEW ONE-YEAR DEAL AT BRISTOL Centre Siale Piutau has signed a one-year contract extension with Bristol Bears. The 34-year-old former Tonga international’s new deal comes a year after his last extension and three months after his brother Charles signed a new two-year contract with the club. Piutau, who retired from international rugby at the end of the 2019 World Cup, has made 47 appearances for Bristol since arriving in January 2017.

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TODAY’S TEAM LINE UP

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TOM HOMER

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11

13

RUAIRDH MCCONNOCHIE

SEMESA ROKODUGUNI

12

JACKSON WILLISON

10

JOSH MATAVESI

9

WILL CHUDLEY

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FRANCOIS

TOM ELLIS

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JOSH MCNALLY

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3

1

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JACQUES VERMEULEN

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JOE SIMMONDS (CAPT)

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TOM HENDRICKSON

11

14

IAN WHITTEN

OLLY WOODBURN

TOM O’FLAHERTY

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PHIL DOLLMAN

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2019/20 SQUAD

DON ARMAND BACK-ROW 23.09.1988 1.91m 6ft 3in 110kg 17st 4lb

MAX BODILLY FULL-BACK 09.09.1994 1.85m 6ft 1in 90kg 14st 1lb

RICHARD CAPSTICK BACK-ROW 13.02.2000 1.95m 6ft 4in 108kg 17st

JOSH CAULFIELD LOCK/BACK-ROW 09.06.1997 1.94m 6ft 4in 116kg 18st 3lbs

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DAVE DENNIS LOCK/BACK-ROW 10.01.1986 1.94m 6ft 4in 112kg 17st 8lbs

OLLIE DEVOTO CENTRE 22.09.1993 1.94m 6ft 4in 105kg 16st 5lbs

LUKE COWAN-DICKIE HOOKER 20.06.1993 1.85m 6ft 1in 110kg 17st 4lbs

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FLYNN ELWORTHY BACK-ROW 27.10.1999 1.88m 6ft 2in 96kg 15st 1lbs

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DAVE EWERS BACK-ROW 03.11.1990 1.93m 6ft 4in 125kg 19st 9lbs

TOMAS FRANCIS PROP 27.04.1992 1.86m 6ft 1in 135kg 21st 3lbs

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TOMHENDRICKSON CENTRE 01.09.1994 1.85m 6ft 1in 100kg 15st 10lbs

ALEC HEPBURN PROP 30.03.1993 1.85m 6ft 1in 111kg 17st 4lbs

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BARRIE KAREA CENTRE 31.01.2000 1.78m 5ft 10in 98kg 15st 6lbs

GREG HOLMES PROP 11.06.1983 1.83m 6ft 111kg 17st 4lbs

JANNES KIRSTEN LOCK/BACK-ROW 01.12.1993 1.96m 6ft 5in 115kg 18st 1lbs

MATT KVESIC BACK-ROW 14.04.1992 1.88m 6ft 2in 107kg 16st 11lbs

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SAM MORLEY FLY-HALF 14.07.1998 1.78m 5ft 10in 80kg 12st 8lbs

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09.12.1995 1.89m 6ft 2in 107kg 16st 8lbs

TOM O’FLAHERTY WING 21.07.1994 1.80m 5ft 11in 82kg 12st 12lbs

JOE PARKER-COOK LOCK 27.02.1999 1.94m 6ft 4in 106kg 16st 6lbs

WILL NORTON PROP 28.03.1993 1.90m 6ft 3in 127kg 19st 9lbs

JACK NOWELL WING/FULL-BACK 11.04.1993 1.80m 5ft 11in 97kg 15st 3lbs

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ALFIE PETCH PROP 21.12.1999 1.80m 5ft 11in 124kg 19st 5lbs

LEWIS PEARSON LOCK 26.10.1999 1.94m 6ft 4in 110kg 17st 4lbs

ENRIQUE PIERETTO PROP 15/12/1994 1.86m 6ft 1in 122kg 19st 2lbs

JORDON POOLE HOOKER 02.04.1997 1.76m 5ft 9in 106kg 16st 6lbs

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SAM SKINNER LOCK/BACK-ROW 31.01.1995 1.98m 6ft 6in 114kg 17st 9lbs

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JOE SNOW SCRUM-HALF 11.12.1998 1.80m 5ft 11in 84kg 13st 3lbs

GARETH STEENSON FLY-HALF 05.04.1984 1.78m 5ft 10in 87kg 13st 7lbs

STAN SOUTH LOCK 24.07.1996 1.98m 6ft 6in 118kg 18st 6lbs

DANNYSOUTHWORTH PROP 04.05.1999 1.78m 5ft 10in 112kg 17st 8lbs

MARCUS STREET PROP 06.02.1999 1.85m 6ft 1in 120kg 18st 8lbs

CORY TEAGUE LOCK 1.98m 6ft 6in 108kg 17st

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STU TOWNSEND SCRUM-HALF 11.10.1995 1.76m 5ft 9in 90kg 14st 1lbs

RUS TUIMA BACK-ROW 21.05.2000 1.95m 6ft 5in 128kg 20st 1lb

JACQUESVERMEULEN LOCK/BACK-ROW 08.02.1995 1.97m 6ft 5in 112kg 17st 8lbs

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Stuart Hooper admitted he was ‘hurting’ after seeing his Bath side slip to a 19-13 defeat at home to arch rivals Bristol Bears. Having come into last Sunday’s derby on the back of a three-game winning streak in the Gallagher Premiership, it was Pat Lam’s side who took the spoils, ensuring themselves of a first win at the Recreation Ground in 14 years. Chris Vui and Alapati Leiua both scored first half tries for the visitors who led 12-6 at the break, Rhys Priestland countering with two penalties for the Blue, Black & Whites. Scrum-half Harry Randall stretched Bristol’s lead, only for former Exeter Chiefs star Will Chudley to set-up a grandstand finale when he dotted down under the sticks following a clever break and pass from fellow half-back Priestland. Although Bath did their best to try and salvage more reward in the latter stages, they were unable to add to their tally and their solitary reward on the day was a losing bonus point. Understandably disappointed, Hooper “I’m obviously hurting,” he said. “Defeat at home is tough and obviously to the local rivals is even tougher. The lads put in a lot of work out there so just to get the losing bonus point is tough for them.” Bath had plenty of penalties within kicking range but instead, they opted to go for the corner time after gave his assessment to his side’s performance at the final whistle.

time to try and score a try. When asked if he was disappointed with the on-field leader’s decision not to go for the posts, Hooper said that he understood why his side continued to go for the corner. “I think the way the game was going on the field, those decisions are ones that the boys make and they did it for a reason and actually I can see exactly why they’ve done it and gone for those decisions,” Hooper said. “Ultimately we weren’t clinical when we had the opportunity to score. Where we have done previously, our maul or pick and go has gone over, it didn’t today and we played the price for that.” Hooper continued: “We understand why we didn’t get over the line and we understand what that means in the context of this league,” Hooper said. “It’s incredibly tight. That was a one-score game at the end and the competition is like that. It’s a reminder that you’ve got to convert and get those scores to get those points on the board to win games. “As we worked through the week we looked building pressure on Bristol and part of that is with ball in hand and part is putting the ball behind them. We are looking at different ways to convert pressure and when we had opportunities close to the line we didn’t take them.” Next on the agenda for Bath is the table- topping Chiefs, who themselves came unstuck in Round 12 with a last-gasp defeat to Harlequins at the Twickenham Stoop. The two rivals met earlier this season in Round Two of the competition when a converted try from hooker Tom Dunn and two penalties from Priestland saw Bath to a 13-10 victory.

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Bath’s Friday night success at The Rec ended a five-game losing streak run to the Chiefs in the Premiership, whilst they have not achieved a season’s double over the Devonians since the 2013/14 season. Today, however, local pride will once again be put firmly on the line and Hooper is aware of the threat posed by his hometown club. “When you look at Exeter, it is important we focus on Bath,” he added. “Exeter are a side that when they do get deep into your 22 they have got a game which is pretty good in the close, pretty good in the tight and they can suffocate you. “Discipline is important for us in the middle of the field to stop them getting there, but from our guys we have built a game plan and we need to go out there and deliver it with intent.” Ahead of kick-off, Hooper will have to assess various options within his team due to international call-ups, as well as injuries picked up in the clash against the Bears. Priestland (knee) and former Chief Josh Matavesi (hamstring) have both been on the treatment table this week, as has all-action No.8 Zach Mercer, who should he pass fit, will line-up against Exeter’s Sam Simmonds in a mouth-watering battle between two of English rugby’s most up-and-coming forwards. Elsewhere, England call-ups mean Hooper will be without the likes of Will Stuart, Charliew Ewels, Sam Underhill, Jonathan Joseph and Anthony Watson, whilst Taulupe Faletau and new signing Rhys Webb have both been kept in camp by Wales ahead of their trip to Twickenham later today.

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SCOUTING REPORT

TRIES SCORED

1 ST HALF

11

19

2 ND HALF

21

40

10

21

STATS

CHIEFS

BATH

22 M RESTART 50 M RESTART

0 0 0 6 7 5 6 0 0 3

0 1 0 5 7 5 1 1 0 1 0

FREE-KICK

KICK RETURN

LINE-OUT

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TRY TIMINGS

SCRUM

SCORED

CONCEEDED

TAP PENALTY TURNOVER WON

CHIEFS

BATH

CHIEFS

BATH

0-20 MINS 21-40 MINS 41-60 MINS 61-80 MINS

8

6 5 6 4

7 5 4 9

8 4 9 8

22 M RESTART RETAINED 50 M RESTART RETAINED

11 10 11

LINE-OUT STEAL

Stats based on 2018/19 season.

TOP PERFORMERS

TOP TRY SCORERS

TOP POINTS SCORERS

Rhys Priestland 108 points

ZachMercer 4 tries Will Chudley/Tom Homer 3 tries

Zach Mercer | 20 points

Ruaridh McConnochie 2 tries

Will Chudley/Tom Homer 15 points

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