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Win or Bust
By Moorsman
January 11 2019


Chiefs

There's no room for error this week if the Chiefs are to keep any European hopes alive, they need to win.

Chiefs v Castre

Exeter Chiefs Don Armand

There's no room for error this week if the Chiefs are to keep any European hopes alive, they need to win and the return of certain players such as Don Armond can only help that.  It will also be interesting to see if Jack Nowell get's at least a place on the bench now that he has recovered from the injury sustained on England duty.  Thankfully Johnny Hill has some decent playing time under his belt now to bolster the lineout options and Sam Skinner is likely to feature again in the back row with arguuably our player of the season so far, Matt Kvesic.  Hopefully they'll feature more with ball in hand than in the scrum following lasts weeks game when something like 24 messy scrums spoilt the game for many.  I would really like to see Joe Simmonds given the 10 shirt as he brought some spark and creativity to the game when he came off the bench v Bristol.

Exeter Chiefs' Joe Simmonds kicks a conversion during the Aviva Premiership match at Twickenham Stoo

Castre will definitely be up for it as they also have a chance to progress but Chiefs will be looking for a good win to bolster their chances.