Exeter Chiefs wing Jack Nowell will miss both legs of his side’s Heineken Champions Cup Round of 16 clash with Munster Rugby after breaking his arm playing for England against France in the Six Nations last Saturday.

The 28-year-old, who scored his sixth European try in Exeter’s 52-17 Round 3 thrashing of Glasgow Warriors in Pool A, could miss further knockout contests should the 2020 champions progress, as it remains uncertain whether he will return before the end of the season.

Chiefs director of rugby Rob Baxter told BBC Sport: “There’s a chance for the end of the season, but that depends on how we go over the next number of weeks.

“It is frustrating, but it’s a difficult one because you want good players in your team, good players in your side and good characters will get picked for their national teams.

“What we’ve got to do now is move on and get on with the important thing of winning games and collecting points, and potentially there’ll still maybe [be] an opportunity for him to feature in big games later on.”

Exeter welcome Munster to Sandy Park in the first leg of their last 16 encounter on April 9 before travelling to Thomond Park a week later.