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Harlequins team to play Ospreys

Ruaridh Jackson

Harlequins has announced the team to play Ospreys at St. Helen’s in Round 2 of the Anglo-Welsh Cup on Friday night, kick-off 19:35.

There are six changes to the starting team that beat Exeter Chiefs last weekend at The Stoop.

Ruaridh Jackson and Luc Jones make their first start for the Club at half back, while Winston Stanley, who has been released back to Harlequins by Samoa this week, starts at outside centre.

In the forwards, Owen Evans, George Naoupu and Adam Jones also make their first start of the season as Dave Ward continues as captain.

Among the replacements Dan Murphy will hope to make his debut for the Club, as Matt Shields, Archie White and Henry Cheeseman look to make their first appearances of the season.

Speaking ahead of the fixture Harlequins Director of Rugby John Kingston said: “The squad is significantly stretched at the moment with 26 players out either through unavailability or injury.

“While we have chosen to rest a few of last week’s winning team, it is disappointing that Ross Chisholm (broken arm), Joe Marchant (foot), Charlie Mulchrone (concussion), Mark Reddish (quad) and Mat Luamanu (suspension) are out.

“The trip to Swansea will be a stern test but one we are all very much looking forward to.”

Harlequins Team

15. Aaron Morris
14. Charlie Walker
13. Winston Stanley
12. James Lang
11. Henry Cheeseman
10. Ruaridh Jackson
9. Luc Jones

1. Owen Evans
2. Joe Gray
3. Adam Jones
4. Stan South
5. Charlie Matthews
6. James Chisholm
7. Dave Ward (c)
8. George Naoupu

16. Charlie Piper
17. Dan Murphy
18. Matt Shields
19. Archie White
20. Luke Wallace
21. Karl Dickson
22. Tim Swiel
23. Gabriel Ibitoye

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