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Chiefs player to have operation on leg

Henry Slade will be operated on today for a suspected broken leg Credit: Exeter Chiefs

Exeter Chiefs player Henry Slade will undergo surgery today on a suspected broken leg. He was carried off midway through the second half of Exeter's 41-27 win over Wasps yesterday (Saturday).

Head coach Rob Baxter has this morning confirmed that the 22 year old England international was assessed by medical staff last night on his return and has a suspected broken leg.

"Henry has an injury to the lower part of his right leg and it is envisaged he will operated on sometime today (Sunday). At the moment we have set no timescale on how long he will be sidelined for. A more detailed assessment will be made following the operation."

– Rob Baxter, Exeter Chiefs head coach

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Exeter's stars picked for England squad ahead of final World Cup game

Exeter Chiefs star Henry Slade, will join teammate Jack Nowell to play in England's Rugby World Cup game this Saturday Credit: PA Images

Following England's loss to Australia last weekend, the team are putting Exeter stars Henry Slade and Jack Nowell into the frame, in what will be England's final Rugby World Cup pool match.

It will be the first Rugby World Cup appearance for both players, with head coach Stuart Lancaster making a raft of changes for the game against Uruguay on Saturday.

Nowell has been recalled on the wing, while Slade has been named in the number 13 slot, winning only his second cap for England.

Exeter's Parling keeps place in England squad ahead of Australia game

Geoff Parling in action for England. Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Exeter's Geoff Parling has retained his place in the England side ahead of this weekend's must-win match against Australia.

The 31-year-old will start his third consecutive match in the second row, but his Chiefs teammate Henry Slade misses out again, with Sam Burgess being preferred on the bench for the match at Twickenham on Saturday.

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Tonga team arrives in Sandy Park - but will injury keep a local player off the pitch?

The team welcomed in to Sandy Park Credit: ITV News

The Tongan team have arrived at Sandy Park and are gearing up for match against Namibia this afternoon.

However, ITV News understands that former Exeter Chief player Fetu'u Vanikolo is injured and won't play today.

Tonga fans gearing up for kick off in a less than an hour Credit: ITV News

But it's not all smiles at the stadium...ITV News understands that former Exeter Chief player Fetu'u Vanikolo is injured and won't play today to the immense disappointment of Exeter fans at the ground.

Geoff Parling on his selection against Wales

Geoff Parling wins a line-out in England's winning game against Fiji Credit: PA

Exeter Chiefs star Geoff Parling is again expected to play a key role for England when they face Wales in the Rugby World Cup at Twickenham on Saturday night.

Parling will start at lock in England's second group game and he admits that the clash with the Welsh is always a special occasion.

Rugby fever: Seth tries to channel Jonny Wilkinson

Our very own Seth Conway tried to channel Jonny Wilkinson last night. As you can see he wasn't very successful! Thankfully we think he'll be on ITV West Country for a few more years yet before England come calling!

Can you do any better? We'd love to see your skills with a rugby ball - can you emulate Jonny's winning kick? Send them in to us - westcountry@itv.com

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