Harlequins name team to face Wasps

Harlequins name team to face Wasps

Harlequins’ coaching team have made three changes to the team this week as the Club host Wasps at The Stoop

Amongst the three changes, Captain Stephan Lewies returns to start for the first time since March, having made his return from a knee injury against London Irish last time out.

The two further changes come in the shape of Academy product Jack Kenningham at openside in place of injured back row Will Evans, while centre Luke Northmore starts at inside centre in place of the suspended Andre Esterhuizen.

From the bench, Quins Academy product Archie White joins internationals Santiago Garcia Botta, James Lang and Paul Lasike in returning to the matchday 23 as part of the side’s Impact Players.

Commenting, Scrum Coach Adam Jones said: “We enjoyed a good result the last time we faced Wasps, and we fully expect them to come to The Stoop looking to set their record straight.

“Much like ourselves, Wasps like to play some attractive rugby, so there should be some great skills on show this weekend.

“We’ve had the benefit of a week off and are heading into this one fresh and motivated to maintain our momentum as we head towards the end of season run-in.”

Harlequins Starting XV

1. Joe Marler (219)

2. Scott Baldwin (36)

3. Wilco Louw (22)

4. Matt Symons (57)

5. Stephan Lewies (29) - Captain

6. Tom Lawday (33)

7. Jack Kenningham (7)

8. Alex Dombrandt (70)

9. Danny Care (300)

10. Marcus Smith (104)

11. Cadan Murley (45)

12. Luke Northmore (22)

13. Joe Marchant (106)

14. Tyrone Green (15)

15. Mike Brown (350)

Impact Players

16. Joe Gray (167)

17. Santiago Garcia Botta (32)

18. Will Collier (182)

19. Dino Lamb (41)

20. Archie White (40)

21. Martin Landajo (30)

22. James Lang (78)

23. Paul Lasike (30)

Unavailable due to injury:

Aaron Morris, Craig Trenier, James Chisholm, Jordan Els, Louis Lynagh, Scott Steele, Will Evans

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