Ex­eter v Glouces­ter Pool 2, Sandy Park, KO 1pm

Daily Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - LEINSTER CLUB SFC FINAL - BY ALEX SPINK

HENRY SLADE ad­mits Ex­eter have not yet lived up to Brian O’driscoll’s billing in Europe.

Lions le­gend O’driscoll in­stalled Chiefs as tour­na­ment favourites with Le­in­ster and Sara­cens.

But a third of the way through the pool stages Ex­eter have yet to win a game - and host Glouces­ter to­day know­ing they can’t af­ford an­other blank.

“It’s been very frus­trat­ing,” ad­mit­ted Slade, Eng­land’s firstchoice out­side-cen­tre. “We set our­selves a goal of want­ing to do re­ally well, of re­ally at­tack­ing Europe and we feel we’ve sold our­selves a lit­tle bit short.

“It’s not yet do or die as there’s still plenty of points to be had but we know how im­por­tant it is to get a win this week­end, es­pe­cially be­ing at home as well.”

Ex­eter are bot­tom of Pool 2 hav­ing started with a home draw with Mun­ster and an away loss to Cas­tres.

Last week they lost at Har­lequins, their first league de­feat of the cam­paign.

Chiefs are tar­get­ing an im­prove­ment in their break­down work against a Glouces­ter side which wel­comes back Matt Bana­han, Tom Hud­son and Henry Trinder and gives a full de­but to hooker Jaco Vis­agie.


BACK­ING Le­gend Brian O’driscoll tipped Ex­eter

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