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Exeter Chiefs name side to face Bath

Ricky Pellow expecting "tough" encounter as Chiefs look to retain Premiership Rugby Cup

Ricky Pellow, Exeter Chiefs skills coach, says the Chiefs must make the most of their home advantage if they are to keep alive their dreams of retaining the Premiership Rugby Cup.

The holders kicked off their campaign with a 22-22 draw away to Newcastle Falcons last Sunday.

Speaking ahead of the game this weekend, Pellow knows the danger Bath cause cause: "Bath are a quality side and they'll be tough at the weekend," warned Pellow.

"We've looked at them this week, but the majority of our focus has been on ourselves and making sure we get our game plan into place. Right now there's not too much pressure on us, but come the game itself I am sure that will change a little bit.

"We've got two big home games coming up now in this competition and we have to make the most of them. We have talked about being back-to-back champions and just how we can go about doing that. We talk about how we approach each game, so if we approach this one in the right way then we will be in prime position to push on from there."

Side to face Bath: 

15 Joe Simmonds 14 Tom O'Flaherty 13 Tom Hendrickson 12 Ollie Devoto 11 James Short 10 Harvey Skinner 9 Jack Maunder 1 Moray Low 2 Jack Innard 3 Greg Holmes (capt) 4 Sean Lonsdale 5 Wilhelm Van Der Sluys 6 Josh Caulfield 7 James Freeman 8 Tom Lawday

16 Elvis Taione 17 Billy Keast 18 Marcus Street 19 Richard Capstick 20 Onehunga Kaufusi 21 Sam Maunder 22 Max Bodilly 23 Alex Cuthbert

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