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Exeter Chiefs v Connacht

European Rugby Challenge Cup Pool 2 Round 2

Saturday 25th October 2014 Kick Off 15:00

After a comfortable 36 point bonus point victory over La Rochelle in Round 1, Connacht will hope to take a significant step towards the quarter finals of the European Challenge Cup when they visit Exeter Chiefs on Saturday. Exeter, flying high in the Premiership, fell to a last gasp defeat to Bayonne in Round 1 and will be keen to get back in contention in Round 2.

Other Match Stats
Connacht have met Exeter twice in friendly matches winning one and losing one.
Exeter have won 2 and lost 1 of their 3 home games to date, scoring 100 points over the three matches against Leicester, Harlequins and London Irish

Exeter Chiefs Stats
Founded: 1871
Ground: Sandy Park
Capacity: 12,500
Coaches: Rob Baxter
Captain: Dean Mumm

Premiership League Position 2013/14: 8th P:22 Points:45
Premiership League Position 2014/15: 3rd P:6 Points:20
LV Cup 2013/14: Winners: Top of Pool 2 P:4 Pts:14 (Beat Northampton 15-8 in the final)
Heineken Cup 2013/14: 3rd in Pool 2 P:6 Points:12

Previous Fixtures
Bayonne 30-24 Exeter Chiefs (European Challenge Cup)
Exeter Chiefs 44-24 London Irish (Premiership Round 6)
Newcastle Falcons 29-24 Exeter Chiefs (Premiership Round 5)
Exeter Chiefs 36-13 Harlequins (Premiership Round 4)

Next Fixture:
Saturday 1st November 2014 Exeter v Gloucester Kick Off: 15:00 @ Sandy Park (Anglo Welsh Cup)

European Rugby Challenge Cup (Pool 2)
Connacht 5
Bayonne 4
Exeter 1
La Rochelle 0

Exeter Chiefs Ins and Outs 2014/15
Players In
Thomas Waldrom from Leicester Tigers
Moray Low from Glasgow Warriors
Tomas Francis from London Scottish
Mitch Lees from London Welsh
Elvis Taione from Jersey
Ryan Caldwell from Bath Rugby
Adam Hughes from Bristol Rugby
Chrysander Botha from Lions
Patrick Phibbs from London Irish

Players Out
Hoani Tui to Lyon
Craig Mitchell to Cardiff Blues
Romana Graham to La Rochelle
Jason Shoemark to Hawke's Bay Magpies
Chris Whitehead retired
Tom Cowan-Dickie to Plymouth Albion
James Hanks retired
Lloyd Fairbrother to Newport Gwent Dragons
Luke Arscott to Bath Rugby
James Phillips to London Scottish

Previous Meetings
Pre-Season Friendly August 2012
Exeter Chiefs 6-8 Connacht

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