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Harlequins team to play Jersey Reds

Harlequins team to play Jersey Reds

Harlequins has announced the squad to play Jersey Reds in the final match of the 2017/18 pre-season campaign, at The Stoop on Saturday 19th August, kick-off 14:00.

Francis Saili makes his first start for the Club and is named alongside summer signing Ben Glynn.

Rob Buchanan, Elia Elia and Mat Luamanu return from injury, while Kyle Sinckler and Joe Marler have not been considered as they have only recently come back to training after the 2017 British and Irish Lions tour.

Following the announcement of Luke Wallace (hip) and Jonas Mikalcius (knee), Harlequins can provide a further injury update across the wider squad.

Those that are currently unavailable for selection include Charlie Matthews, who picked up an ankle knock this week in training, and James Chisholm, who is side-lined as he continues his recovery from concussion.

Fly halves Demetri Catrakilis (hip adductor) and Tim Swiel (shoulder) are expected to return to training next week following minor knocks in recent weeks.

Namibian captain Renaldo Bothma, who broke his arm playing for the Bulls in the summer, is expected to be available for selection in the next couple of weeks.

Winger Alofa Alofa sustained a slight tear to the PCL ligament in his knee on Saturday against London Irish. While this does not require an operation, he is expected to be out for several weeks.

Harlequins Team

15. Mike Brown
14. Marland Yarde
13. Joe Marchant
12. Francis Saili
11. Charlie Walker
10. Marcus Smith
9. Danny Care

1. Mark Lambert
2. Rob Buchanan
3. Will Collier
4. Ben Glynn
5. James Horwill (C)
6. Chris Robshaw
7. Dave Ward
8. Jack Clifford

Replacements from: Lewis Boyce, Elia Elia, Joe Gray, Phil Swainston, Stan South, George Merrick, Archie White, Mat Luamanu, Charlie Mulchrone, James Lang, Jamie Roberts, Winston Stanley, Tim Visser

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