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Exeter face season-defining matches says boss Rob Baxter

Rob Baxter led Exeter to their sixth successive Premiership ultimate in June

Exeter’s season shall be outlined by how they fare of their subsequent few matches, in line with boss Rob Baxter.

Final season’s overwhelmed Premiership finalists have began slowly this season, shedding 4 of their eight video games and are fourth in the table.

“That is form of just about it for us,” he mentioned.

“That is the place we have got to place the foot down and go for it if we need to be concerned in large video games on the finish of the season.”

Exeter solely misplaced 5 video games all through all the final marketing campaign earlier than being overwhelmed by Harlequins at Twickenham within the Premiership ultimate.

The 2020 English and European champions have been hit by accidents and the lack of key gamers early within the season resulting from summer season worldwide call-ups.

They journey to face rock-bottom Tub on Friday earlier than internet hosting second-place Saracens, forward of their opening two European matches within the Heineken Champions Cup subsequent month in opposition to Montpellier and Glasgow.

“You’ve got obtained your Heineken Cup pool video games occurring now, you have obtained quite a few necessary Premiership fixtures,” Baxter added.

“We have got Tub away, Saracens at residence after which the following (league) video games after that for us are Bristol and Harlequins.”

Baxter says he’s assured his facet has what it takes to regain the shape which has seen them make the highest two in each season since 2016.

“There is not something essentially improper with us and the legislation modifications have not made all that distinction that some folks assume,” the 50-year-old added.

“We’re just a bit bit off the place we have to be and simply that little bit.

“It is not a giant factor and also you hunt for it and you’re employed exhausting to get it again and we’re going via that course of and I think about it is a very comparable factor at Tub.”

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