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Harlequins team to play Gloucester Rugby

Harlequins team to play Gloucester Rugby

Harlequins has announced the squad to play Gloucester Rugby in Round 17 of the Aviva Premiership on Saturday at Kingsholm, kick-off 15:00.

There are five changes to the side that played Leicester Tigers last week. Ross Chisholm starts at full-back combining with Tim Visser, who returns from Scotland duty, and Marland Yarde in the back three.

Chisholm is named in place of Aaron Morris who received a three-week suspension on Wednesday. Tim Swiel replaces Nick Evans who sustained a shoulder injury last week. The fly-half is expected to be out for three weeks.

In the forwards, Joe Gray is named at hooker and starts alongside Kyle Sinckler, who has also returned from international duty this week.

Among the replacements first year Academy member James Lang is named.

Speaking ahead of the match, Harlequins Director of Rugby John Kingston said: “This is the final Premiership match of this concentrated period during the 6 Nations. It is important that we come away with a positive result to set us up for the final five league matches as we push for Champions Cup qualification.”

Harlequins Team

15. Ross Chisholm
14. Marland Yarde
13. Joe Marchant
12. Matt Hopper
11. Tim Visser
10. Tim Swiel
9. Charlie Mulchrone

1. Mark Lambert
2. Joe Gray
3. Kyle Sinckler
4. George Merrick
5. Charlie Matthews
6. James Chisholm
7. Dave Ward (C)
8. Mat Luamanu

16. Rob Buchanan
17. Owen Evans
18. Matt Shields
19. Stan South
20. George Naoupu
21. Luc Jones
22. James Lang
23. Alofa Alofa

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