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Harlequins announce squad to play Bath Rugby

Harlequins announce squad to play Bath Rugby

Head of Rugby Paul Gustard has named his squad for Harlequins’ home fixture against Bath Rugby in the Gallagher Premiership tomorrow afternoon (kick-off: 15:00).

The backs are unchanged from the starting XV that travelled to Northampton last week while Luke Wallace and Dino Lamb return in the forwards. Joe Marler, who was a late withdrawal from the Northampton match with a dead leg, joins the returning Dave Ward among Quins’ Game Changers.

Harlequins enjoyed an excellent start to the season at The Stoop with a 51-23 victory over Sale but were disappointed to lose at Northampton 25-18 last Friday night.

Gustard said: “Both Gallagher Premiership games have shown different areas of good rugby for us and the more we exhibit those characteristics and behaviours, the more competitive we will become.

“The coaching team has been proud of the courage we have shown in these matches to play the way that all Harlequins supporters can relate to and be proud of.

“Bath have a talented and intelligent coaching group lead by Todd Blackadder who I respect greatly and we are looking forward to the challenge that they will pose.”

Harlequins team to play Bath Rugby (Harlequins appearances)

15. Aaron Morris (19)
14. Nathan Earle (2)
13. Joe Marchant (58)
12. Ben Tapuai (2)
11. Charlie Walker (88)
10. Marcus Smith (30)
9. Danny Care (246)

1. Mark Lambert (236)
2. Elia Elia (18)
3. Will Collier (128)
4. Matt Symons (2)
5. Dino Lamb (11)
6. Luke Wallace (163)
7. Chris Robshaw (Captain, 259)
8. James Chisholm (57)

Game Changers

16. Dave Ward (143)
17. Joe Marler (169)
18. Phil Swainston (10)
19. Stan South (18)
20. Renaldo Bothma (8)
21. Charlie Mulchrone (20)
22. James Lang (24)
23. Paul Lasike (2)

Not considered for selection:

Lewis Boyce
Mike Brown
Rob Buchanan
Demetri Catrakilis
Jack Clifford
Alex Dombrandt
James Horwill
Josh Ibuanokpe
Mat Luamanu
Josh McNulty
George Merrick
Francis Saili
Kyle Sinckler

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