Harlequins v Worcester Warriors - Aviva Premiership preview

Last updated: 1st December 2012  

Harlequins v Worcester Warriors - Aviva Premiership preview

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Harlequins have made three changes to their starting line-up for Friday's Premiership clash with Worcester Warriors at the Stoop.

Seb Stegmann replaces the injured Ugo Monye, while James Johnston and Maurie Fa'asavalu return from international duty with Samoa to start at tight head prop and blindside flanker respectively.

Number eight Nick Easter continues as captain, while Charlie Matthews and Tom Casson return from injury and are named among the replacements.

Worcester have winger David Lemi back in their starting line-up while Scotland prop Euan Murray will make his first start for the Warriors after his arrival during the week.

Lemi is the clubs' leading try-scorer this year and his return is one of just two changes made by Richard Hill as his side visit the reigning champions.

Alex Grove replaced the injured Joe Carlisle and partners Josh Matavesi in midfield as the only other switch, with lock James Percival again the captain.

Harlequins: 15 Tom Williams, 14 Seb Stegmann, 13 Matt Hopper, 12 Jordan Turner-Hall, 11 Sam Smith, 10 Nick Evans, 9 Karl Dickson, 8 Nick Easter (c), 7 Luke Wallace, 6 Maurie Fa'asavalu, 5 George Robson, 4 Olly Kohn, 3 James Johnston, 2 Joe Gray, 1 Mark Lambert.
Replacements: 16 Rob Buchanan, 17 Darryl Marfo, 18 Will Collier, 19 Charlie Matthews, 20 Tom Guest, 21 Jordan Burns, 22 Rory Clegg, 23 Tom Casson.

Worcester: 15 Chris Pennell, 14 Nikki Walker, 13 Alex Grove, 12 Josh Matavesi, 11 David Lemi, 10 Andy Goode, 9 Paul Hodgson, 8 Semisi Taulava, 7 Matt Kvesic, 6 Neil Best, 5 Chris Jones, 4 James Percival (c), 3 John Andress, 2 Ed Shervington, 1 Ceri Jones.
Replacements: 16 Aleki Lutui, 17 Rob O'Donnell, 18 Euan Murray, 19 Dean Schofield, 20 Sam Betty, 21 Jonny Arr, 22 Andy Short, 23 Errie Claassens

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