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McRae to make Gloucester debut

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The 29-year-old Australian starts in the fly-half birth and forms a new halfback partnership with 22-year-old scrum-half Alex Page.

McRae has been settling into the Gloucester set-up after arriving a couple of weeks ago.

The former New South Wales Waratahs stand-off was ruled out of his Australian club commitments through suspension and returns to Zurich Premiership action after a previous spell with Saracens.

Gloucester also welcomes back former Bristol Shoguns man Paul Johnstone into the front row.

The loosehead prop missed out last weekend against the Tigers after picking up a knock against Newcastle Falcons two weeks ago.

Gloucester stalwart Chris Fortey makes his 100th Zurich Premiership appearance for the 'Cherry and Whites' after being named alongside Paul Johnstone and Andy Deacon in the front row.

Gloucester will be looking to follow up on a great 24-3 victory over the Tigers and continue a good recent run of form against Quins, whom they have been in all four of their last meetings.

Gloucester: 15 Jon Goodridge, 14 Marcel Garvey, 13 Robert Todd, 12 Henry Paul, 11 James Simpson-Daniel, 10 Duncan McRae, 9 Alex Page, 8 James Forrester, 7 Andy Hazell, 6 Jake Boer (captain), 5 Alex Brown, 4 Adam Eustace, 3 Andy Deacon, 2 Chris Fortey, 1 Paul Johnstone.Replacements: 16 Nick Wood, 17 Steve Brotherstone, 18 Adrian Olver, 19 Mark Cornwell, 20 Peter Buxton, 21 Simon Amor, 22 Josh Frape.

Kick-off: 15.00 BST (14.00 GMT)


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