RECAP: Exeter Chiefs v Sale Sharks
READERS’ FORUM: Welcome to the Premiership Round Nine encounter between Exeter Chiefs and Sale Sharks at Sandy Park.
Exeter Chiefs most recent defeat in any tournament was at home to Bristol in Premiership Rugby in November, although they did draw 31-all at Glasgow in Round Five of the European Champions Cup.
The Chiefs have lost only twice at Sandy Park in any tournament since December 2018.
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Exeter Chiefs: 15 Phil Dollman, 14 Tom O’Flaherty, 13 Ian Whitten, 12 Sam Hill, 11 Olly Woodburn, 10 Gareth Steenson, 9 Stuart Townsend, 8 Sam Simmonds, 7 Jacques Vermeulen, 6 Dave Ewers, 5 Jonny Hill, 4 Dave Dennis (captain), 3 Enrique Pieretto, 2 Elvis Taione, 1 Ben Moon.
Replacements: 16 Jordon Poole, 17 Alec Hepburn, 18 Marcus Street, 19 Sam Skinner, 20 Matt Kvesic, 21 Jack Maunder, 22 Harvey Skinner, 23 Tom Hendrickson.
Sale Sharks: 15 Simon Hammersley, 14 Chris Ashton, 13 Sam James, 12 Rohan Janse van Rensburg, 11 Byron McGuigan, 10 Robert du Preez, 9 Will Cliff, 8 Daniel du Preez, 7 Ben Curry, 6 Jono Ross (captain), 5 Jean-Luc du Preez, 4 Bryn Evans, 3 Jake Cooper-Woolley, 2 Rob Webber, 1 Ross Harrison.
Replacements: 16 Akker van der Merwe, 17 Coenie Oosthuizen, 18 WillGriff John, 19 James Phillips, 20 Matt Postlethwaite, 21 Gus Warr, 22 Luke James, 23 Marland Yarde.
Referee: JP Doyle
Assistant Referees: Mike Hudson & Rob Warburton.
TMO: Geoff Warren.