Fixtures - Top Bar

Chiefs suffer Low blow

Exeter Chiefs head coach Rob Baxter says it’s unlikely Scottish international Moray Low will play for the club again this season.

The 30-year-old tight-head was forced off during last weekend’s European Challenge Cup victory over Newcastle Falcons at Sandy Park with a a hamstring injury.

Scans this week have since revealed that Low – who was signed from Glasgow Warriors last summer – has caused significant damage and will now sit out the remaining weeks of the campaign.

It’s an untimely blow for Baxter, whose side this weekend play host to league leaders Northampton Saints in the Aviva Premiership before then tackling Gloucester in their first-ever European semi-final a week later.

“We’ve had the results of the scan back on Moray and he has got quite a significant hamstring injury. It's going to be unlikely that he'll feature again this season, which is very unfortunate for Moray.

"He'll start on his rehab programme and we'll work very hard on that and get him fit and running around as soon as possible.”

Low has been jostling for a starting spot in the Exeter front-row this season alongside Tomas Francis and Alex Brown – and he was called up by Scotland to be part of their training squad for the recent Six Nations campaign.

Baxter added:  "You want everybody fit and to be able to pick from as strong a squad as possible. I doubt many people are selecting from a fully fit squad, so we're completely happy with the squad we've got here and you have to make allowances that players will get injured and it creates opportunities for some players and that's what it'll do."
 

Latest News

Exeter backs agree new deals

Rob Baxter’s forward planning for next season and beyond is continuing with the news that three more of his Exeter…

Olly Woodburn

Match Reaction: Bristol Rugby 12 Bath Rugby 11

A delighted Gavin Henson admitted he felt relieved to turn in a match-winning performance for Bristol Rugby against West Country…

Match Reaction: Wasps 35 Gloucester Rugby 22

Dai Young believes Wasps’ Aviva Premiership Rugby win against Gloucester Rugby can spark a fresh wave of momentum after they…

Match Report: Wasps 35 Gloucester Rugby 22

Wasps utility back Jimmy Gopperth claimed 25 points including a hat-trick as his team restored a six-point advantage at the…

Match Report: Bristol Rugby 12 Bath Rugby 11

Gavin Henson kicked 12 points against former club Bath Rugby on his first Aviva Premiership Rugby start since October as…

Match Reaction: Exeter Chiefs 36 Newcastle Falcons 14

They may have gone above defending champions Saracens and into second place in the Aviva Premiership Rugby table, but Exeter…

Match Reaction: Saracens 29 Sale Sharks 18

Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall picked out back rower Joel Conlon as the stand-out player in his side’s 29-18…

Match Reaction: Northampton Saints 24 Worcester Warriors 14

Jim Mallinder backed his side to continue their push up the table after they moved into Aviva Premiership Rugby’s top…

Match Report: Northampton Saints 24 Worcester Warriors 14

Mikey Haywood scored two tries as Northampton Saints came from behind to down Worcester Warriors and move into Aviva Premiership Rugby's…

Match Report: Exeter Chiefs 36 Newcastle Falcons 14

Exeter Chiefs fought their way to a bonus point victory over Newcastle Falcons to move up to second in Aviva…

Match Report: Saracens 29 Sale Sharks 18

Saracens recorded their first Aviva Premiership Rugby win since New Year’s Day with a 29-18 success over an in-form Sale…