Gareth Steenson led Exeter to a 26-25 victory over Harlequins at a wet Sandy Park in the Aviva Premiership.
Conor O'Shea stood up for under-pressure England captain Chris Robshaw after Harlequins lost 26-25 to Exeter.
All the team news for Saturday's Aviva Premiership fixtures, including the double header at Twickenham.
Cardiff Blues marked Jonah Lomu's death with one minute of applause ahead of their Challenge Cup against Harlequins.
England captain Chris Robshaw has committed his future to Harlequins by putting his name to a new contract.
Jake White's first audition for the vacant England head coach job ended in a 41-18 six-try defeat at Harlequins.
Harlequins full-back Mike Brown has signed a new long-term deal.
Conor O'Shea believes the next England head coach will inherit an "outstanding crop of young players" and is confident the team has a bright future.
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