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Round 16 Preview: Exeter Chiefs v Newcastle Falcons

Round 16 Preview: Exeter Chiefs v Newcastle Falcons

Exeter Chiefs only defeat in their last ten first team matches was at Clermont-Auvergne in the European Champions Cup on 21st January whilst their most recent loss in Aviva Premiership Rugby was in round 7 at home to Bath.

Newcastle Falcons have won three of their last four matches in all competitions and in Aviva Premiership Rugby have tallied four try bonus points in the last six rounds. The Tynesiders have won twice on the road this season in Premiership Rugby, at Gloucester in round 4 and at Northampton in round 9.

The Chiefs solitary defeat to the Falcons in their last eleven meetings since 2011 was at Kingston Park in Premiership Rugby in October 2014 whilst the Falcons have never been victorious on Exeter soil in competitive rugby.

Sandy Park, 3pm

Referee: Ian Tempest (29th Premiership game).
Assistant Referees: Jack Makepeace, Anthony Woodthorpe.
TMO: Keith Lewis.

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