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Harlequins team to play Leicester Tigers

Harlequins has announced the team to play Leicester Tigers at The Stoop in Round 13 of the Aviva Premiership on Friday, kick-off 19:45 (live on BT Sport).

There are five personnel changes to the starting team which played Gloucester Rugby last week.

Dave Ward moves from the openside flank and starts in the front row alongside Adam Jones and Mark Lambert.
James Horwill captains the side in the second row with Nick Easter returning at number 8.

In the backs, Winston Stanley is named at outside centre, with Ben Botica starting at fly-half. Botica replaces Nick Evans who underwent surgery on a broken leg this week; the fly-half is expected to be out for 12 weeks with a return in early May.

Among the replacements Sam Egerton, who joined Harlequins from England Sevens as injury cover for Karl Dickson, will look to make his debut for the Club.

Harlequins team

15. Ross Chisholm
14. Marland Yarde
13. Winston Stanley
12. Harry Sloan
11. Tim Visser
10. Ben Botica
9. Tito Tebaldi

1. Mark Lambert
2. Dave Ward
3. Adam Jones
4. James Horwill (C)
5. Charlie Matthews
6. Mat Luamanu
7. Luke Wallace
8. Nick Easter

16. Rob Buchanan
17. Owen Evans
18. Kyle Sinckler
19. George Merrick
20. James Chisholm
21. Sam Egerton
22. Tim Swiel
23. Matt Hopper
 

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