Exeter boss Rob Baxter issues injury update on Jack Nowell - Ruck

Exeter boss Rob Baxter issues injury update on Jack Nowell

Exeter Chiefs boss Rob Baxter believed Jack Nowell could return for the Champions Cup final against Racing as he continues to recover from a foot injury.

Baxter revealed: ‘We look pretty good injury wise. Nowellsy is progressing every day and there is a potential for him to be available. We will make that call early in the week.

‘We could be virtually at full strength.’

Jack Nowell missed Exeter’s semi final v Bath with a foot injury Photo: Phil Mingo/PPAUK.

Despite their Champions Cup final opponents Racing 92 having a recent outbreak of Covid, Baxter has ruled out making his players come into an enorced bubble.

‘We can’t,’ he said.

‘Guys have got wives and kids. You can’t just say “that’s it, you can’t go anywhere”. I don’t think it would work or be good for the players.’

Saturday 17 October – EXETER CHIEFS v RACING 92 
Ashton Gate, Bristol (16:45 UK and Irish time)


The brilliant nicknames Joe Marler has given teammates in his autobiography

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1. Joe Launchbury (Slosh, Sloshbucket, or Biscuit)

“He has the biggest arse in world rugby – and was forever knocking things over.”

2. James Haskell (The Unflushable Turd, Rig City)

“Despite being embroiled in a number of off-the-pitch controversies over the years and falling foul of various regimes, the unflushable turd has repeatedly bounced back.”