Stuart Hogg wants Exeter to be prepared for 'knockout rugby'

Stuart Hogg wants Exeter to be wary of Munster challenge
Stuart Hogg wants Exeter to be wary of Munster challenge

Scotland captain Stuart Hogg has urged Exeter Chiefs to be prepared for 'knockout rugby' for the remainder of the season as they lock horns with Munster in the Round of 16 Heineken Champions Cup clash.

The Chiefs will be facing Munster in a two-leg contest with the teams locking horns at Sandy Park on Saturday before they head to Thomond Park for a clash on 16th April.

“100% it’s do or die,” he told Exeter's official website.

“Every game between now and the end of the season is knockout rugby, but equally every game can be a step closer to achieving something special.

“Beating Bath (last weekend) is a start – and it leads nicely into Munster – but we have to keep going because it’s an exciting time for the club as we try and get to the end goal.”

This will be Munster’s second visit to Sandy Park in the Champions Cup with the sides playing out a 10-all draw in Exeter when they first met in the competition back in 2018 before the Irish province edged to a 9-7 win in the return fixture.

“They live for Europe and their record speaks for itself,” he said.

“They are an outstanding side, full of quality players, so we’ll need to be at our best these next two weeks. Right now, we just have to rest and recover and get ourselves ready for them.”


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