Harlequins Name Squad For Bordeaux

Harlequins Name Squad For Bordeaux

The starting XV features the return of flanker Chandler Cunningham-South and scrum-half Will Porter, with fly-half Jarrod Evans and centre Luke Northmore also returning as Impact Players.

Academy graduate Oscar Beard starts at outside centre for his 50th Harlequins appearance.

In the engine room, Fin Baxter and Will Collier maintain their front-row partnership with hooker Jack Walker. Joe Launchbury returns at second-row alongside captain Stephan Lewies. Chandler Cunningham-South and Will Evans start on the flanks, with Alex Dombrandt at number eight.

In the backs, Will Porter returns at scrum-half to partner Marcus Smith. Andre Esterhuizen and Oscar Beard maintain their centre combination, with Cadan Murley and Louis Lynagh on the wings. Tyrone Green resumes at fullback.

Amongst the Impact Players, there’s a return for tighthead prop Simon Kerrod, with last Friday’s match-winner Sam Riley named alongside an experienced group of forwards including Dillon Lewis, Irne Herbst and George Hammond. Scrum-half Max Green joins Jarrod Evans and Luke Northmore as the replacement backs.

Director of Rugby Billy Millard commented: “We’re embracing the challenge on Saturday. Quarter-final rugby is special and our boys are excited to test themselves against a good opponent in a tough environment. The guys selected have worked hard for this opportunity, they’re hungry to perform and we have confidence in our squad to challenge for the result."

The winner of Saturday's quarter-final match will face either Toulouse or Exeter Chiefs in the Investec Champions Cup semi-final on the weekend of 3-5 May.


Harlequins Starting XV: 1. Fin Baxter 2. Jack Walker 3. Will Collier 4. Joe Launchbury 5. Stephan Lewies (Captain) 6. Chandler Cunningham-South 7. Will Evans 8. Alex Dombrandt 9. Will Porter 10. Marcus Smith 11. Cadan Murley 12. Andre Esterhuizen 13. Oscar Beard 14. Louis Lynagh 15. Tyrone Green


Impact Players: 16. Sam Riley 17. Simon Kerrod 18. Dillon Lewis 19. Irne Herbst 20. George Hammond 21. Max Green 22. Jarrod Evans 23. Luke Northmore


Not available for selection (injury): Jack Kenningham, Dino Lamb, Will Joseph, James Chisholm, Nick David, Danny Care, Joe Marler, Matas Jurevicius


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