European Rugby Champions Cup
Venue: Kingsholm Stadium Date: Friday, 14 December Kickoff: 19:45 GMT
Coverage: Listen to live commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, BBC Radio Gloucester and BBC Radio Devon.

Gloucester will try to complete a double and end his competitors’ probability of progressing by Pool two when they meet from the Champions Cup on Friday.

Gloucester be at Exeter 27-19 last weekend and could go high in the bunch however a win will probably keep alive Exeter’s hopes of reaching the knockout stages.

Exeter will probably likely be without England centre Henry Slade and wing Alex Cuthbert.

Southafrica lock Franco Mostert makes his first start.

Billy Twelvetrees, Charlie Sharples, jason Woodward and also Ed Slater return to the group.

Gloucester are next in the group, three points behind Munster, and also head coach Johan Ackermann said:”it’ll always be useful for our effort to backup last week with a win and also present ourselves a chance of progressing from the competition.

“But, having analysed the match we are aware that it’s not going to be easy, there’s still much to allow us to improve on and a lot of hardwork we will need to perform.”

Whereas Jack Maunder wears props Alec Hepburn, the number eight top and Tomas Francis reunite exeter softball manager Rob Baxter has picked Joe Simmonds at full-back, and there are starts for Tom Lawday and Sean Lonsdale.

“We not just need to keep the competition alive, but we must learn from the matches and also commit ourselves to receive the entire 80 minutes,” said Baxter.

“That which we actually have to do is utilize the disappointment of last weekend to make us better as a team, because there are still three rounds abandoned and right 1-5 things for.”

Line Ups

Exeter: JSimmonds; Cordero, Whitten, Hill, O’Flaherty; Steenson, Maunder; Hepburn, Yeandle, Francis, Dennis, Skinner, Lonsdale, Armand, Lawday.

Replacements: Taione, Moon, Williams, Lees, Van der Sluys, Maunder, Devoto, Doll Man.

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