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    Champions Cup QF 2 – Exeter Chiefs v Leinster

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    Preview

    Exeter will be hosting the PRO14 Champions in the second mouthwatering quarter final this weekend.

    The defending champions could not have asked for a tougher opponent and will have to be on par if they want to move on to the semi finals and defend their title.

    Rob Baxter has made two changes to his side both in the front row. Ben Moon and Tomas Francis will start the match in place of Hepburn and Williams.

    Joe Simmonds was declare fit for the match and will start at ten.

    Leinster have also made some changes to their side who was supposed to have faced Toulon last week. Scott Fardy will replace Ryan Baird in the second row.

    Ireland’s Johnny Sexton will lead the side for this quarter final clash. Leinster have quality in the back three with Hugo Keenan, Jordan Larmour and James Lowe.

    Sam Simmonds will take the number eight jumper with Scotland’s national captain Stuart Hogg at fullback in his 50th Champions Cup appearance.

    Teams:

    Exeter: Hogg; Woodburn, Slade, Devoto, O’Flaherty, J Simmonds, Maunder; Moon, Cowan-Dickie, Francis, Gray, Hill, Ewers, Vermeulen, S Simmonds.

    Replacements: Yeandle, Hepburn, Williams, S Skinner, Kirsten, Townsend, H Skinner, Whitten.

    Leinster: Keenan; Larmour, O’Loughlin, Henshaw, Lowe; Sexton, McGrath; Healy, Kelleher, Furlong, Fardy, Toner, Ruddock, Van der Flier, Conan.

    Replacements: Tracy, E Byrne, Porter, Molony, Baird, O’Sullivan, R Byrne, Kearney.

    Details

    Date Time League Season Full Time
    Apr 10, 2021 5:30 pm EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS CUP 2020/2021 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS CUP 2020/2021 90'