Harlequins' coaching group has named a much-changed team as the Club welcome Worcester Warriors to The Stoop for the return of Premiership action
There are 13 changes in the starting XV, with back-row Tom Lawday and outside back Tyrone Green the only players retaining starting roles from the Club’s Challenge Cup defeat against Ulster.
Back row Alex Dombrandt returns to captain the side from number eight as Lawday shifts to blindside flanker, while an all-international front row of Joe Marler, Scott Baldwin and Wilco Louw all return up front.
Danny Care and Marcus Smith are restored in the halfback department, fresh off the back of Premiership Player of the Month awards for March and February respectively.
Commenting, Harlequins Lineout and Defence Coach Jerry Flannery said: “We’ve had a good chance to rest and reassess over the last fortnight after some disappointment in defeat to Ulster.
“As a Club we are in a good place at the moment and we’re looking forward to taking a few of the learnings we’ve picked up over the last two months into the business end of the season.
“Worcester are a team that like to play. We respect that, it’s very much part of our DNA as well. This weekend we’re looking forward to fronting up from a defensive and tactical standpoint, as well as with the type of attacking instinct we’ve displayed in recent months.”
Unavailable due to injury:
Aaron Morris, Craig Trenier, James Chisholm, Louis Lynagh, Scott Steele, Stephan Lewies