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Back to the AP with a visit to Falcons

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By Moorsman
November 16 2016

It's back to Premiership action this Friday with the Chiefs making the long treck North to take on Newcastle Falcons at Kingston Park.  

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General view of the back of a scrum by Exeter Chiefs players wearing Samurai branded socks

It's back to Premiership action this Friday with the Chiefs making the long treck North to take on Newcastle Falcons.  

Chiefs record v Falcons in AP 

  Played Won Lost Points For Points Against
Total 10 9 1 275 137
Home 5 4 1 127 68
Away 5 5 0 148 69

Given the stats, apart from the one defeat this would appear to be a nailed on victory for the Chiefs but we all know how reliable stats can be!  If you look at this season for instance Falcons have one more win than Chiefs.  
They have however just two losing bonus points whereas the Chiefs have gained three LBP and 3 TBP so lie 2 points and two places above Falcons in the table.  Chiefs have scored 166 points to Falcons 89 although they have conceded 3 more than Falcons with 161 to 158.
Home games at Kingston Park this season have shown wins v Bristol (19-14) and v Sale (19-17)  with 1 loss v Tigers (13-14).  This would suggest that Falcons at Kingston Park are becoming a pretty tough place to beat there and it's likely to be a close affair on Friday.  However I still think the Chiefs are starting to show some of last season's form and will be looking to put a marker down for the rest of the season.  It will be good to see Will Chudley back in action and the possible return of Don Armond is likely to give the team a big lift.

Exeter Chiefs scrum half Will Chudley offloads the ball from the back of a ruck

   Exeter Chiefs Don Armand

Good luck to the travelling Tribe who will need to be in good voice in what may be a sell out game.

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Re: Back to the AP with a visit to Falcons
Lowerwatha (IP Logged)
16/11/2016 14:58
Don't think Don will be back until nest week but hopefully we will start with Big Dave, Dolly and Chudders. If Henry not available then it will be Sam Hill and Olli Devoto or Campagnaro as an outside bet. Would love to see Sam Simmonds get a run!

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Re: Back to the AP with a visit to Falcons
boston chief (IP Logged)
16/11/2016 15:21
Personally i'd like to see Campo get a run on the Falcons artificial pitch. No issues with any other combination of centre, I just feel he has that bit of X factor which could rip holes in the Falcons central defence. I'd also like to see James Short and Ollie W on the wings. Speed in abundance!

Falcons fans seem to think they have a pretty good chance of turning us over - I'd be happy with a 4 point win as they've put in some pretty good performances so far this year.

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