Will Evans returns for Quins

Will Evans returns for Quins

Harlequins’ Men’s coaching team have named their matchday squad to face the DHL Stormers at the DHL Stadium, in their Heineken Champions Cup Round of 16 clash, as both sides battle for a place in the Quarter Finals.

Quins make just one change from the side who faced Saracens last weekend, Will Evans returns to the Starting XV, replacing James Chisholm who picked up an injury in training earlier this week. Tom Lawday comes into the Impact Players.

In the backs, the familiar half back partnership of captain Danny Care and Marcus Smith will look to control the game, and enlist the power of Andre Esterhuizen in the centres, and the agility of Joe Marchant and Cadan Murley in the wide channels.

Previewing the fixture, Harlequins Head Coach Tabai Matson said “We’ve had a great week training having flown out here early this week. The players are all really engaged, the environment is different, the weather is clearly better than the UK and the opposition is as tough as they get so there’s lots of reasons for us to try and deliver one of our best performances of the year.

“It’s pretty amazing to be in Cape Town playing a Champions Cup game. It’s an awesome opportunity to be away from home and play at this level of the game.

“The DHL Stadium is a phenomenal stadium, and for lots of these players it’ll be one of the best stadiums they’ve ever played at.”

Harlequins Starting XV

1. Joe Marler (263)

2. Jack Walker (41)

3. Wilco Louw (63)

4. Dino Lamb (79)

5. Irne Herbst (20)

6. Jack Kenningham (38)

7. Will Evans (60)

8. Alex Dombrandt (110)

9. Danny Care - Captain (355)

10. Marcus Smith (136)

11. Cadan Murley (96)

12. Andre Esterhuizen (66)

13. Luke Northmore (56)

14. Joe Marchant (149)

15. Nick David (29)

Impact Players

16. Sam Riley (26)

17. Fin Baxter (22)

18. Will Collier (217)

19. George Hammond (37)

20. Tom Lawday (74)

21. Lewis Gjaltema

22. Tommy Allan (29)

23. Oscar Beard (26)

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