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Harlequins Team to play Exeter Chiefs

Harlequins Team to play Exeter Chiefs

Harlequins has announced the squad to play Exeter Chiefs in the semi-final of the Anglo-Welsh Cup at Sandy Park on Sunday, kick-off 15:00 (live on BT Sport).

There are four changes to the side that played Gloucester Rugby last week.

Ruaridh Jackson is named at fly-half in place of Tim Swiel who suffered an oblique injury last week. Alofa Alofa starts on the wing.

In the forwards, Adam Jones comes in to the front row, as George Naoupu starts at blindside flanker.

Naoupu replaces James Chisholm who misses out through concussion sustained in last week’s match.

Among the replacements, Ryan Hodson, who recently joined the Club from London Welsh, will look to make his senior debut.

Speaking ahead of the match Harlequins Director of Rugby, John Kingston, said: “Semi-finals are always a fantastic occasion and we are obviously pleased to have reached this stage.

“We are focussed on making the Anglo-Welsh Cup Final, particularly in light of the fact that it will be at The Stoop.

“Exeter are without question the in-form team in the country and with their home support behind them, it will present a formidable challenge. Having said that, the squad is in great heart and we are looking forward to the match.”

Harlequins team

15. Ross Chisholm
14. Marland Yarde
13. Joe Marchant
12. Matt Hopper
11. Alofa Alofa
10. Ruaridh Jackson
9. Charlie Mulchrone

1. Mark Lambert
2. Joe Gray
3. Adam Jones
4. George Merrick
5. Charlie Matthews
6. George Naoupu
7. Dave Ward (C)
8. Mat Luamanu

16. Rob Buchanan
17. Owen Evans
18. Matt Shields
19. Stan South
20. Ryan Hodson
21. Luc Jones
22. James Lang
23. Charlie Walker

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