Aviva Premiership briefing
Team news and statistics for Sunday afternoon's action in the Aviva Premiership.
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(Current league positions in brackets)
Sunday, October 6
Ex-Newcastle captain James Hudson makes his Premiership debut as one of six changes from the side that won at Kingston Park last time out. Props Yann Thomas and Rupert Harden both gain call-ups, with full-back Martyn Thomas, centre Mike Tindall and scrum-half Tavis Knoyle also featuring.
Former Gloucester scrum-half Dave Lewis will make his first start for Exeter since he joined the Chiefs earlier this year. Lewis replaces Haydn Thomas, while three other changes following last weekend's home defeat against Leicester see starts for wing Matt Jess, hooker Chris Whitehead and flanker Ben White.
Last season: Exeter 40 Gloucester 39, Gloucester 18 Exeter 16
Top try scorers: Robert Cook, Jonny May, Charlie Sharples, Elliott Stooke, Henry Trinder & Billy Twelvetrees (Gloucester) 1; Tom James & Dean Mumm (Exeter) 2
Top point scorers: Freddie Burns (Gloucester) 43; Gareth Steenson (Exeter) 49