Mar 2, 2013 at 3.15pm UK at ​Twickenham Stoop
Exeter Chiefs

Preview: Harlequins vs. Exeter Chiefs

Preview: Quins vs. Exeter
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Sports Mole previews Saturday's Aviva Premiership encounter between leaders Harlequins and Exeter at Twickenham Stoop.

Aviva Premiership leaders Harlequins could extend their advantage at the top of the table on Saturday when they host Exeter Chiefs at Twickenham Stoop.

The champions currently sit one point clear of Saracens following a run of six wins from seven matches.

Exeter have slipped down to eighth place in recent weeks thanks to a disappointing return of one victory from their previous six outings.

Fly-half Nick Evans returns from injury for the hosts, while Nick Easter and Tom Guest also come into the side.

Hoani Tui, Dean Mumm and Jason Shoemark are all missing for the visitors through injury, allowing places for Alex Brown, Damian Welch and Phil Dollman in the starting XV.

Recent form


Exeter: LLWLLW


Quins: Lindsay-Hague, Williams, Hopper, Turner-Hall, Monye, Evans, Dickson, Guest, Wallace, Fa'asavalu, Robson, Easter, Johnston, Gray, Lambert
Replacements: Buchanan, Marfo, Collier, Matthews, Trayfoot, Burns, Botica, George

Exeter: Arscott, Nowell, Naqelevuki, Dollman, Jess, Steenson, Thomas, Baxter, Scaysbrook, White, Welch, Hayes, Brown, Yeandle, Rimmer
Replacements: Clark, Moon, Mitchell, Hanks, Ewers, Chudley, Mieres, Whitten

Sports Mole: Quins to seal the win

Harlequins' Danny Care is tackled during the match against Biarritz on January 18, 2013
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