Harlequins squad for trip to Bath announced

Thursday, 9th January 2020 @ 12:00

Joe Marler will make his 200th appearance for Harlequins against Bath in the Heineken Champions Cup on Friday night.

Kyle Sinckler returns from injury after missing the Sale match last week and Aaron Morris makes his first start having made his comeback off the bench at the AJ Bell Stadium.

Luke Northmore makes his first start for Harlequins in his first Heineken Champions Cup appearance, since signing from Cardiff Metropolitan University in the summer. Recent signing Tom Penny is announced as a Game Changer and in line for his first run out in the famous Quarters.

Head of Rugby at Harlequins, Paul Gustard said: “Bath represents a good opportunity for the squad to move forward and put together a complete performance based on a strong set piece, resilient defence and attacking threat.

“It is important to recognise the significance in Joe’s career at the Club with an individual and collective performance that gives justice to that milestone.

“We have implemented a number of changes to our squad for this week as we have picked up a couple knocks, the need to freshen people up alongside the desire to offer opportunity to Dino and the returning Glen Young in the forwards and Brett, Luke, Tom and also Aaron who returned from a few months out last week against Sale.

“It’s important we regain our momentum, looking forward and not back. We are excited about the opportunity to play on Friday night against Bath.”

Harlequins Starting XV:
1 Joe Marler (199)
2 Max Crumpton (19)
3 Kyle Sinckler (143)
4 Dino Lamb (23)
5 Tevita Cavubati (9)
6 James Chisholm (81) (VC)
7 Chris Robshaw (287) (Captain)
8 Alex Dombrandt (36)
9 Danny Care (269) (VC)
10 Brett Herron (5)
11 Gabriel Ibitoye (32)
12 Paul Lasike (15)
13 Luke Northmore (1)
14 Vereniki Goneva (5)
15 Aaron Morris (37)

Game Changers:
16 Jack Musk (7)
17 Santiago Garcia Botta (10)
18 Will Collier (163)
19 Glen Young (7)
20 Semi Kunatani (17)
21 Niall Saunders (11)
22 Tom Penny (0)
23 Ross Chisholm (115)

Not available due to injury:
Rob Buchanan
Scott Baldwin
Elia Elia
George Head
Phil Swainston
Matt Symons
Stephan Lewies
Jack Clifford
Archie White
Will Evans
Tom Lawday

Marcus Smith
James Lang
Ben Tapuai
Francis Saili
Michele Campagnaro
Cadan Murley
Nathan Earle
Travis Ismaiel
Mike Brown

It was six tries each for Harlequins U18 in their game against Bath U18. Unfortunately the boys were just edged out 40-36.

Luke Northmore, Alex Dombrandt and Brett Herron scored in an entertaining Champions Cup clash

Jack Musk's first start in the Champions Cup was against Clermont and the hooker battled away for 80 minutes against the European giants.