Premiership: Exeter Chiefs v Harlequins

Jack Nowell
England's Jack Nowell will be back in action, which will boost their trip to Australia. Jack has not played since March Six Nations when he broke his arm.
Venue: Sandy Park Date: Saturday, 3 June Kick-off: 15:00 BST Coverage: Check out the BBC Sport website for updates and live scores.

Jack Nowell, England's winger, plays in Exeter's final match against Harlequins for the first-ever time in ten weeks.

Nowell has not played since breaking the arm of his arm in March against France. He is currently one of five changes.

Quins identify a strong side, despite the fact that they are unable to improve upon third place as they prepare to play-offs.

After long-term injuries, Tyrone Green, Aaron Morris, and Joe Marler both return, while Will Evans and Will Collier all rejoin the front pack.

After recovering from injuries, George Hammond (left), James Chisholm (right) and Luke Northmore (left) all returned to Harlequins after completing their rehabilitation.

Exeter could be fifth if other results go their way. Harvey Skinner will start in the centre, while Stu Townsend will start at scrum half.

Dafydd Jenkins, a young Welshman, is in lock position. Richard Capstick begins at number eight.

Scotland back-row Sam Skinner will make his final appearance on the bench before he leaves Sandy Park after eight years. He is moving to Edinburgh.

Rob Baxter, Exeter director for rugby, told BBC Radio Devon

“It's probably more significant individually for some players and probably more important to us to show what's up in front of what could be our largest home crowd of season.

“I don't think it's necessary to win the game. But I believe it's important to be ourselves, express our feelings and have fun doing what we do.

“For many guys this season has become an emotional struggle more than anything else. I think there are good reasons.

“There are very few players in our squad that can remember being outside of the top 4, and that is scary.”

Tabai Mattson, Harlequins senior coach, told BBC Radio London:

“It's for us a way to get into the semi-final. The preparation is designed to make you feel sharp so you can go in with confidence.

“One thing about the Gloucester game, we don't look like a side that has played one game in three week's time. We want to avoid looking like a side that has played two games in five against our semi-final opponent.

This week's preparation is crucial in making sure we get to Exeter and play well so that we are sharp for the semi-finals.

Exeter: Hogg; Nowell, Whitten, H Skinner, Woodburn; J Simmonds, Townsend; Hepburn, Yeandle (capt), Williams, Gray, Jenkins, Ewers, Vermeulen, Capstick.

Replacements: Harris, Kenny Street. S Skinner. Grondona. S Maunder. O'Brien. Cordero

Harlequins: Green, Lynagh; Marchant, Esterhuizen; Morris; Smith; Care; Marler; Walker, Collier; Symons; Tizard; Lewies (capt), Evans; Dombrandt

Replacements: Gray, Els Louw and Allan Northmore

Referee: Ian Tempest

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