Gallagher Premiership
Venue: Sandy Park Date: Sunday, 2-4 March Kick off: 15:00
Coverage: Live score updates on BBC local radio and Also on the BBC Sport website

Premiership leaders Exeter will fasten themselves a top four finish whenever they can be at Bath at Sandy Park on Sunday.

Exeter make four changes using England backs Jack Nowell and Henry Slade starting, whereas Nic White plays scrum-half and Harry Williams is available after playing double at the Six Countries.

Joe Cokanasiga is back in Bath’s side after impressing with England and Jamie Roberts returns from the midfield.

Lock Elliott Stooke performs later with England while Tom Ellis starts.

On Exeter’s bench, Wales Grand Slam winner Tomas Francis and England hooker Luke Cowan-Dickie come alongside Scotland lock Sam Skinner.

Toilet are captained by scrum-half Can Chudley, who’s making his initial return to Sandy Park as departing The Re-C last summer.

Exeter manager of rugby Rob Baxter told BBC Sport:

“Toilet are the team that we’ve probably received the worst record against in the Premiership.

“It took a long time to be at Bath, we could have had some pretty good results against them in the past couple of seasons, but that’s been it really, it’s been a thing that has been there for people as a specified for a significant long moment.

“that they had a very good win a handful of weeks past against Saracens, they have some real aspirations to become heading the table up and it is definitely going to be considered a firm pitch, it is definitely going to become pretty fast, a sellout audience and two rested up teams to a level, therefore it is definitely going to become a real ding dong battle”

Toilet director of rugby Todd Blackadder told BBC Radio Bristol:

“Exeter are top of the pops at the moment, they are going really well plus they have a great system and we’ve got an chance to go down there and try and find a win.

“They are a quality club, you can see they have good players who are well coached, and so they’re a really good outfit plus they don’t really look like they’re slowing down.

“I just watch it as a excellent challenge, not only at a training level to place a strategy in place, but the players are looking forward to it we revealed against Saracens exactly what we can do to good sides”

Exeter: Cordero; Nowell, Slade, Devoto, Woodburn; Steenson, White; Hepburn, Yeandle (capt), Williams, Dennis, Hill, Ewers, Armand, Kvesic

Replacements: Cowan-Dickie, Keast, Francis, Lees, Skinner, Maunder, Simmonds, Hill

Toilet: Homer; Cokanasiga, Joseph; Roberts, McConnochie; Priestland, Chudley (capt); Catt, Dunn, Thomas, Stooke, Ewels, Ellis, Louw, Mercer

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