TEAM NEWS Slade and Campagnaro return for Chiefs

Exeter Chiefs logoInternationals Henry Slade (England) and Michele Campagnaro (Italy) - both of whom have been away on Six Nations duty – start in the Exeter Chiefs centre at Worcester today (1500ko).

With lock Jonny Hill suspended, Chiefs head coach Rob Baxter is forced to change Chiefs' second row.

Into the pack comes the vastly experienced Geoff Parling alongside Lees, while Harry Williams is promoted from the bench to fill the tight-head spot in place of Greg Holmes.

Jack Yeandle is also elevated to the starting line-up with injured Cornishman Luke Cowan-Dickie (knee) missing out this week. 

On the bench, Shaun Malton and Wales' Tomas Francis offer front-row back-up, Thomas Waldrom gets the nod over Tom Johnson, while Ian Whitten drops down to offer cover in the back division having done well in last Sunday’s 35-all draw with Wasps.

Starting 15 Phil Dollman 14 Olly Woodburn 13 Michele Campagnaro 12 Henry Slade 11 James Short 10 Gareth Steenson (capt) 9 Jack Maunder 1 Ben Moon 2 Jack Yeandle 3 Harry Williams 4 Mitch Lees 5 Geoff Parling 6 Dave Dennis 7 Don Armand 8 Sam Simmonds

Ready on the bench 16 Shaun Malton 17 Carl Rimmer 18 Tomas Francis 19 Sam Skinner 20 Thomas Waldrom 21 Stuart Townsend 22 Ian Whitten 23 Lachie Turner

• Baxter's pre-match view

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