CHAMPIONS CUP FINAL | Exeter Chiefs team to play Toulon

Here is the Exeter Chiefs team to play Toulon in the 2019/20 Champions Cup final at Ashton Gate.

Ten years after elevating themselves into English Rugby’s top tier with victory in Bristol, Rob Baxter’s side will return to their neighbouring Westcountry city tomorrow for what arguably is the biggest game in the history of Exeter Rugby Club.

Months of graft, both on and off the field, will now come down to one fixture as the Chiefs tackle French rivals Racing 92 in the final of the Heineken Champions Cup.

It’s a first-ever European final for the Devonians, who having overcome Glasgow Warriors, La Rochelle and Sale Sharks in the pool stages, then floored Northampton Saints and four-time winners Toulouse in the knock-out stages.

Now, the battle-ready Chiefs must overcome a star-studded Racing outfit in their quest to become the undisputed ‘Kings o

Exeter Chiefs team to play Toulon:

15 Stuart Hogg
14 Jack Nowell
13 Henry Slade
12 Ian Whitten
11 Tom O’Flaherty
10 Joe Simmonds (capt)
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

16 Jack Yeandle
17 Ben Moon
18 Tomas Francis
19 Sam Skinner
20 Jannes Kirsten
21 Sam Hidalgo-Clyne
22 Gareth Steenson
23 Ollie Devoto


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Due to him forever knocking everything over with his backside, the biggest in world rugby, Marler joked ‘your ass is like a permanent slosh bucket.’

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