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Harlequins name matchday squad to face Northampton Saints

Harlequins name matchday squad to face Northampton Saints

John Kingston names his matchday squad to travel to Franklin’s Gardens on Friday for the final Pool match of this year’s Anglo-Welsh Cup (kick-off 19:45)

Looking to continue their perfect form in this year’s tournament, Harlequins travel to Northampton to face the 2013/14 Aviva Premiership Champions, just over a month since their victory against them at Twickenham Stadium at the end of December.

In the pack, James Horwill returns to the side at second row, his first run-out since suffering an injury against Saracens at the beginning of December, whilst James Chisholm makes his 50th appearance for the Club at number eight. Josh McNulty also comes in at tighthead for Phil Swainston.

Out in the backs, following his selection for England U20s, Ibitoye gives way to utility back, Alofa Alofa who starts on the left wing. Aside from this, the backline remains unchanged following the victory against Scarlets.

Ahead of the match, Director of Rugby, John Kingston said: “I’m proud of the whole group at the moment. The whole squad have been playing well. We’ve got a group of players who are training really hard, and we’re clearly delighted to have done as well have we have in the Anglo-Welsh competition.

“Last week there were a few players that hadn’t been around for a while, and they reacted brilliantly, so its on to the next one on Friday night”.

Harlequins Team to play Northampton Saints (Harlequins Appearances)

15. Aaron Morris (13)
14. Ross Chisholm (87)
13. Joe Marchant (47)
12. Henry Cheeseman (12)
11. Alofa Alofa (46)
10. James Lang (16)
9. Dave Lewis (8)

1. Mark Lambert (224)
2. Joe Gray (143)
3. Josh McNulty (4)
4. Stan South (10)
5. James Horwill (50)
6. Archie White (14)
7. Luke Wallace (153)
8. James Chisholm (Captain, 49)

16. Charlie Piper (6)
17. Cameron Holenstein (2)
18. Josh Ibuanokpe (2)
19. Sam Twomey (55)
20. Mat Luamanu (59)
21. Jono Kitto (5)
22. Ian Prior (4)
23. Cadan Murley (1)

Match
Northampton Saints v Harlequins, Anglo-Welsh Cup Round 4, Friday 2nd February (kick-off, 19:45). Live on BT Sport

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