Premiership: Bath v Exeter Chiefs

Bath fly-half Rhys Priestland

Gallagher Premiership
Venue: The Recreation Ground Date: Friday, 5 October Kick-off: 19:45 BST
Coverage: Live commentary on BBC Somerset, BBC Radio Bristol and BBC Radio Devon and on the BBC Sport website

Wales fly-half Rhys Priestland captains a much-changed Bath side for the visit of Exeter in the Premiership.

Priestland, Semesa Rokoduguni and Charlie Ewels are the only surviving starters from the defeat at Saracens.

Exeter are without forwards Jonny Hill (damaged finger ligaments) and Sam Simmonds (ruptured anterior cruciate ligament) through long-term injuries.

Luke Cowan-Dickie, Don Armand and Henry Slade all start as part of eight changes from the win against Worcester.

Bath: Burns; Rokoduguni, Willison, Vuna, Cokanasiga; Priestland (capt), Green; Catt, Dunn, Thomas, Attwood, Ewels, Mercer, Ellis, Faletau.

Replacements: Walker, Van Rooyen, Perenise, Stooke, Bayloiss, Cook, Wright, Atkins.

Exeter Chiefs: Dollman; Nowell, Slade, Devoto, Cordero; Steenson (capt), Townsend; Moon, Cowan-Dickie, Williams, Dennis, Skinner, Ewers, Armand, Kvesic.

Replacements: Yeandle, Hepburn, Francis, Atkins, Lawday, Maunder, J Simmonds, Whitten.

Referee: Christophe Ridley (RFU)

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