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PREVIEW: Exeter Chiefs

Published on 23rd August 2013 by Tom Tainton

Bristol face Chiefs in pre-season clash

Bristol Rugby travel to Sandy Park on Saturday to face Exeter Chiefs in the Club’s second of three pre-season fixtures (3pm KO).

Andy Robinson’s men will look to bounce back from an opening 69-5 defeat to Bath at the Recreation Ground.

Exeter began their preparations for the Aviva Premiership campaign with a 23-13 victory over Llanelli Scarlets at Parc Y Scarlets last weekend.

The Chiefs have made six new signings ahead of the 2013/14 season, with the likes of Ceri Sweeney, Dave Lewis and Tom James added to the squad.

Former Bristol players Luke Arscott and James Phillips remain with the Devon club, who have established themselves in the top flight since promotion from the Championship in 2010.

Exeter open the Aviva Premiership season against Northampton Saints at Franklin Gardens on Saturday, 7 September.