CAMACHO WINGS IN FOR FIRST START

exeter chiefs rugby logoArgentinian World Cup winger Gonzalo Camacho makes his first Aviva Premiership start for Exeter Chiefs against Gloucester at Sandy Park tomorrow (1500).

Camacho and fellow summer import Craig Mitchell featured in Monday's A League win at Bath and did enough to convince head coach Rob Baxter that they should be included in the match-day 23.

Baxter admits: "Having these guys back has made things interesting, but that's what you want. I also like the fact that the World Cup is now over and teams will be getting back to full strength. I want to face the top sides and not have any of them making excuses that they have people missing. Instead I just want my players to be playing against some of the best players in the world and that is what they will be doing."

Mitchell is named on the bench for the first time. Gareth Steenson and Pat Phibbs team up in a new half-back pairing in place of Ignacio Mieres and Haydn Thomas, up front Neil Clark and Hoani Tui come into the front-row for Chris Whitehead and John Andress.

Chiefs are expecting their biggest home crowd of the season for the visit of Bryan Redpath's Cherry & Whites.

EXETER CHIEFS SIDE TO FACE GLOUCESTER

 

15 Luke Arscott 14 Gonzalo Camacho 13 Sireli Naqelevuki 12 Jason Shoemark 11 Matt Jess 10 Gareth Steenson 9 Pat Phibbs 1 Brett Sturgess 2 Neil Clark 3 Hoani Tui 4 Tom Hayes (capt) 5 James Hanks 6 Tom Johnson 7 James Scaysbrook 8 Richard Baxter

 

16 Simon Alcott 17 Ben Moon 18 Craig Mitchell 19 Chris Bentley 20 Ben White 21 Kevin Barrett 22 Ignacio Mieres 23 Josh Tatupu

 

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