Exeter Chiefs have their home at Sandy Park. They played their first season in the Premiership in 2010-11, and won the first major silverware in their history with an LV Cup success in 2014. They came close to an Aviva Premiership triumph last year, losing out to Saracens in the final, 28-20.

Long levers: Dave Ewers offloads on a trademark charge for Exeter Chiefs

The much-scrutinised practice of selection in sport boils down one essential equation: known quantities against potential– proven performers against untried talents. In the coming months as the Rugby World Cup encroaches…