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England winger Ugo Monye will return to the Harlequins line-up to face London Welsh at the Stoop on Friday.

Monye missed the opening win over Wasps through injury, but his return means George Lowe can slot back into the centres alongside Jordan Turner-Hall.

Karl Dickson also comes into the backs after impressing off the bench, while Tom Guest is named in the back-row.

Ben Botica is poised for his debut off the bench after he landed 17 points for the A team against Saracens on Monday.

Welsh boss Lyn Jones has made five changes to his starting XV - including a debut for Tyson Keats.

The New Zealand scrum-half starts after joining from the now-defunct Aironi, with Nick Runciman retaining his place on the bench.

Matt Corker, Mike Denbee and Ed Jackson also start, while a positional switch sees Daniel Browne moving from No.8 to blindside flanker.

Harlequins: 15 Mike Brown, 14 Tom Williams, 13 George Lowe, 12 Jordan Turner-Hall, 11 UgoMonye, 10 Nick Evans, 9 Karl Dickson, 8 Tom Guest, 7 Chris Robshaw (c), 6 Maurie Fa'asavalu, 5 George Robson, 4 Olly Kohn, 3 James Johnston, 2 Joe Gray, 1 Joe Marler. Replacements: 16 Rob Buchanan, 17 Darryl Marfo, 18 Kyle Sinckler, 19 Charlie Matthews, 20 Nick Easter, 21 Danny Care, 22 Ben Botica, 23 Matt Hopper.

London Welsh: 15 Tom Arscott, 14 Phil Mackenzie, 13 Sonny Parker, 12 Hudson Tonga'uiha, 11 Joe Ajuwa, 10 Gordon Ross, 9 Tyson Keats, 1 Frank Montanella, 2 Neil Briggs, 3 Paulica Ion, 4 Jonathan Mills (capt), 5 Matt Corker, 6 Daniel Browne, 7 Mike Denbee, 8 Ed Jackson. Replacements: 16 Dan George, 17 Tom Bristow, 18 Arthur Joly, 19 Kirill Kulemin, 20 Alfie To'oala, 21 Nick Runciman, 22 Seb Jewell, 23 Nick Scott.

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