RECAP: Exeter v Northampton
READERS’ FORUM: Welcome to our coverage of the European Cup quarterfinal showdown between Exeter Chiefs and Northampton Saints in Exeter.
Exeter and Northampton have never met in European competition before. Both clubs have faced Premiership opposition on five occasions in the Champions Cup with the Chiefs winning three times and Saints winning once.
Exeter has reached the quarterfinal stage just once previously, losing out to Wasps with the final kick of the game at the Ricoh Arena in 2016.
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Exeter Chiefs: 15 Stuart Hogg, 14 Jack Nowell, 13 Henry Slade, 12 Ian Whitten, 11 Tom O’Flaherty, 10 Joe Simmonds (captain), 9 Jack Maunder, 1 Alec Hepburn, 2 Luke Cowan-Dickie, 3 Harry Williams, 4 Jonny Gray, 5 Jonny Hill, 6 Dave Ewers, 7 Jacques Vermeulen, 8 Sam Simmonds.
Replacements: 16 Jack Yeandle, 17 Ben Moon, 18 Tom Francis, 19 Sam Skinner, 20 Jannes Kirsten, 21 Sam Hidalgo-Clyne, 22 Gareth Steenson, 23 Ollie Devoto.
Northampton Saints: 15 George Furbank, 14 Matt Proctor, 13 Fraser Dingwall, 12 Rory Hutchinson, 11 Ahsee Tuala, 10 Dan Biggar, 9 Henry Taylor, 1 Manny Iyogun, 2 Mikey Haywood, 3 Owen Franks, 4 David Ribbans, 5 Api Ratuniyarawa, 6 Courtney Lawes, 7 Lewis Ludlam, 8 Teimana Harrison (captain).
Replacements: 16 James Fish, 17 Alex Seville, 18 Paul Hill, 19 Alex Moon, 20 Nick Isiekwe, 21 Shaun Adendorff, 22 Alex Mitchell, 23 Taqele Naiyaravoro.
Referee: Matthew Carley (England)
Assistant referees: Luke Pearce (England), Tom Foley (England)
TMO: Stuart Terheege (England)