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Exeter to attack Clermont

09th January 2013 10:47

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Matt Jess Exeter Chiefs 2012

Confident: Matt Jess

Exeter wing Matt Jess insists his side will not hold back when they run out to face Pool leaders Clermont at Parc Des Sports Marcel Michelin this week.

It has been a strong debut in the Heineken Cup from Exeter as they recorded back-to-back wins over the Scarlets and pushed Leinster in Dublin.

But while they fell 46-12 to les Jaunards at home earlier in the campaign, Jess is adamant that they will fight fire with fire on French soil this week.

"It is a change of competition now and we go to Clermont, who are a great side, and then Leinster at home," he told the ERC's official website.

"Those are two games that are not going to be easy at all.

"However, we will stay positive and that is one of the best things about this team.

"The break in competition allows us to focus on something different. We can go to Clermont and attack it as much as we can. We make no bones about it, we are going to try and win the game.

"Again, with Leinster, we will go out and try and win the game. If we go out half-heartedly, the games will slip past us.

"We try not to dwell on things and we will attack every game as it comes. The last couple of weeks have not gone our way and we were not quite good enough.

"There are no doubts about where we want to be as a team and a squad and the coaches have always said we are an ambitious team."

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