Harlequins squad announced to face Gloucester

Friday, 29th November 2019 @ 12:00

Harlequins has announced its squad to face Gloucester Rugby on Sunday in round five of the Gallagher Premiership.

Included in the squad is Rugby World Cup finalist Kyle Sinckler, who is in line to make his first appearance for Harlequins as a Game Changer.

Alex Dombrandt returns from injury at number 8 with Tom Lawday switching to blindside flanker and captain Chris Robshaw starting at seven, with Will Evans being rotated out of the squad after a string of impressive performances.

Ross Chisholm moves to full back allowing the young, pacey wingers Cadan Murley and Gabriel Ibitoye to start at 11 and 14 respectively, with Mike Brown unavailable due to injury.

The front row remains unchanged; Elia Elia starting at hooker with Joe Marler and Will Collier alongside, building on a strong performance at The Stoop last Saturday.

Head of Rugby Paul Gustard said: “We look forward to building on a good win against Bath last week as we return to the Gallagher Premiership. This is an important match for us as we look to continue positive momentum.”

On the return of Kyle Sinckler to the match day squad, Gustard added: “It is great to have someone of the quality and experience of Kyle back in the squad. He has slotted back into training well and we look forward to seeing him back in action after a superb World Cup in Japan. We look forward to him making a significant impact when he enters the field and I am sure our fans will demonstrate to him their support through their voice and applause.”

Tickets are still available for Sunday's game.

Harlequins Starting XV:
1 Joe Marler (194) (VC)
2 Elia Elia (44)
3 Will Collier (159)
4 Matt Symons (32) (VC)
5 Stephan Lewies (6)
6 Tom Lawday (7)
7 Chris Robshaw (282) (Captain)
8 Alex Dombrandt (31)
9 Danny Care (264) (VC)
10 Marcus Smith (67)
11 Gabriel Ibitoye (27)
12 James Lang (55)
13 Michele Campagnaro (3)
14 Cadan Murley (22)
15 Ross Chisholm (109)

Game Changers:
16 Jack Musk (3)
17 Nick Auterac (16)
18 Kyle Sinckler (139)
19 Tevita Cavubati (3)
20 Semi Kunatani (13)
21 Martin Landajo (8)
22 Francis Saili (29)
23 Travis Ismaiel (4)

Not available:
Rob Buchanan
Max Crumpton
Jack Clifford
Glen Young
James Chisholm
Scott Baldwin
Renaldo Bothma
Santiago Garcia Botta
Phil Swainston
Archie White

Nathan Earle
Ben Tapuai
Aaron Morris
Joe Marchant
Luke Northmore
Mike Brown 

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