Exeter flanker Dave Ewers and wing Tom O'Flaherty return to training

Dave Ewers has returned to full training
Dave Ewers has returned to full training
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Exeter Chiefs have confirmed that flanker Dave Ewers and winger Tom O’Flaherty have returned back to full training.

Ewers was sidelined since 16th October due to a minor non-rugby related health issue while O’Flaherty has not featured since 23rd October.

Nevertheless, Exeter Chiefs director of rugby Rob Baxter revealed that both the players are in contention for the game against Bath Rugby scheduled on Friday at Recreation Ground.

"We are an improved picture availability-wise because we have got some internationals back, fit and available which is good,” said Baxter.

"Injury-wise we haven’t got stacks of players back and available, but Dave Ewers is now back and Tom O’Flaherty is also available. Those were guys who were unavailable before we went into the Premiership Rugby Cup games, so we are looking okay.

"We have got a decent group of players who have come back together really quickly this week and we are just looking to get back to business.”

England trio Jonny Hill, Henry Slade and Sam Simmonds along with Scotland's Stuart Hogg and Sam Skinner, Wales' Christ Tshiunza and Argentina’s Facundo Cordero have also returned to the squad after international commitments.

Exeter Chiefs are positioned fourth in the Gallagher Premiership table after managing four wins from eight games.