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Friday, September 23

Bristol (12) v Exeter (7)

Bristol rugby director Andy Robinson has made wholesale changes in the pack as his team strive to avoid suffering a fourth successive Premiership defeat. While the back division remains unchanged following last weekend's demolition by Wasps, Robinson hands starts to Kyle Traynor, Gaston Cortes, James Phillips, Mark Sorenson, Jon Fisher and Jordan Crane.

Exeter boss Rob Baxter has made four changes - three of them up-front - following last Saturday's win against Harlequins. Prop Alec Hepburn replaces Ben Moon, lock Mitch Lees takes over from Geoff Parling, flanker Dave Dennis makes his first Chiefs start instead of an injured Don Armand, and there is an opportunity in midfield for Sam Hill.


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