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Higgins to face old club Bath

Andrew Higgins will face Bath for the first time since leaving the club under a cloud after being selected in Exeter's squad for the next leg of the JP Morgan Asset Management Sevens.

Higgins retired from rugby last year after he was banned for nine months, along with ex-Bath colleagues Alex Crockett and Michael Lipman, for failing to take a drugs test.

But the 29-year-old has returned to the game after agreeing a deal with newly-promoted Exeter and he will make his first competitive appearance for the Chiefs at Franklin's Gardens on Friday night.

Exeter tackle Bath, Gloucester and hosts Northampton for the last two places in the competition finals, to be held at Bath's Recreation Ground on August 7.

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