Harlequins have made three changes to face Bears

Harlequins have made three changes to face Bears

Harlequins have made three changes to its matchday squad for Saturday's Gallagher Premiership fixture against Bristol Bears at Ashton Gate (KO 14:30 - live on PRTV).

Academy graduates Lennox Anyanwu and Oscar Beard start at inside and outside centre in the absence of Luke Northmore and Will Joseph. On the bench Senior Academy centre and Welsh U20 representative Bryn Bradley has been named an Impact Player and will look to make his Premiership debut.

The forward pack remains unchanged following Sunday's 22-14 win over Exeter Chiefs. Up-front Fin Baxter, Sam Riley and Will Collier start their third consecutive match, alongside Joe Launchbury and George Hammond at second-row. On the flanks Jack Kenningham and Will Evans continue their partnership with number eight and captain Alex Dombrandt.

Will Porter and Jarrod Evans maintain their scrum-half and fly-half combination from last week, with Louis Lynagh and Tyrone Green on the wings. Nick David continues at fullback.

Simon Kerrod, Dino Lamb and James Chisholm add plenty of Premiership experience to the Impact Players, with Senior Academy hooker Nathan Jibulu earning his third top-flight appearance.

Director of Rugby Billy Millard commented: "It was a good result against Exeter. The boys worked hard and I thought we showed signs of consistency in our performance. This week is a different challenge, Bristol have started the season in good form and present another exciting matchup."

Harlequins Starting XV: 1. Fin Baxter 2. Sam Riley 3. Will Collier 4. Joe Launchbury 5. George Hammond 6. Jack Kenningham 7. Will Evans 8. Alex Dombrandt (Captain) 9. Will Porter 10. Jarrod Evans 11. Louis Lynagh 12. Lennox Anyanwu 13. Oscar Beard 14. Tyrone Green 15. Nick David

Impact Players: 16. Nathan Jibulu 17. Jordan Els 18. Simon Kerrod 19. Dino Lamb 20. James Chisholm 21. Max Green 22. Will Edwards 23. Bryn Bradley

Not available for selection: Stephan Lewies, Cadan Murley, Chandler Cunningham-South, Luke Northmore, Will Joseph

International duty: Joe Marler, Jack Walker, Danny Care, Marcus Smith (England), Andre Esterhuizen (South Africa)

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