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Toulon v Exeter Chiefs: Team news

By Exeter Express and Echo  |  Posted: December 13, 2013


Henry Slade starts for Exeter Chiefs against Toulon Picture: Pinnacle

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Rob Baxter has made sweeping changes for Exeter Chiefs' return match against Toulon in the Heineken Cup tomorrow.

The head coach has brought six players into the starting line-up for the game in the south of France, which kicks-off at 1.35pm (GMT).

Four of the changes come in the backs, with Henry Slade making just his third start of the season at fly-half as Gareth Steenson has failed to recover from the shoulder injury he suffered during last weekend's 14-9 defeat at home against the defending European champions.

He is joined by Haydn Thomas at half-back, with Dave Lewis missing out of the squad altogether. Ian Whitten and Tom James also come into the three-quarters in place of Jason Shoemark and Matt Jess.

Up front, James Hanks and Don Armand come in for Damian Welch and Ben White, with the latter two both named among the replacements.

Will Chudley, Ceri Sweeney and Sam Hill are all added to the bench to provide cover for the backs.

Visit expressandecho.co.uk on Saturday afternoon for updates from the Heineken Cup Pool Two match.

Exeter Chiefs: Arscott; Nowell, Whitten, Dollman, James; Slade, Thomas; Moon, Yeandle, Tui, Mumm, Hanks, Johnson, Armand, Ewers. Reps: Whitehead, Sturgess, Brown, Welch, White, Chudley, Sweeney, Hill

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