Rugby U


Team news then: Exeter: Turner, Whitten, Slade, S Hill, Woodburn, J Simmonds, White, Hepburn, Cowan-Dickie, Francis, Skinner, J Hill, Dennis, Armand (C), S Simmonds Gloucester: Hudson, Sharples, Trinder, Atkinson, Marshall, Williams, Heinz (C), Hohneck, Hanson, Afoa, Savage, Slater, Ackermann, Ludlow, Morgan


Afternoon all. Champions Exeter can book their place in the playoffs this afternoon with victory at home to Gloucester. I'm Rob Sutton to bring you all the action.

Gloucester are still in the playoff race but one win in their last 5 games have seen slip them into the bottom half. Lose today and their top 4 chances may be over. Exeter won the Anglo Welsh Cup last weekend and can take a big step towards the domestic double today.

Gloucester have had a decent recent record against Exeter. They beat them 28-21 at Kingsholm earlier in the season and picked up a very creditable 27-27 draw at Sandy Park last season. Exeter though have the best home record in the Premiership and have a three point lead at the top of the table.

As usual a full house at Sandy Park, perfect afternoon for rugby as well, dry and not much wind.

Gloucester come out then led by their captain Willi Heinz.

And now Exeter are out led by Don Armand.

Our referee is Tom Foley. Exeter in black, Gloucester in cherry and white. Away we go.

TRY GLOUCESTER? Could be a brilliant start for the visitors here! Trinder with a superb kick and chase, he gathers and dots down. Checking for touch

NO TRY. Trinder is in touch, that would have been one of the tries of the season.