Harlequins make two changes for their Big Game against Gloucester at Twickenham
Tuesday’s game takes place at Twickenham with over 70,000 spectators set to attend the fixture
Quins make a single change while the Cherry & Whites make five
Harlequins have been forced to make a change ahead of their Premiership clash with Gloucester after Chris Robshaw was ruled out.
The England international failed a late fitness test so Luke Wallace now starts at openside flanker, with George Naoupu called onto the bench.
Joe Marler, who makes his 100th Premiership appearance, is named in a forward pack of Harlequins Academy graduates.
Meanwhile, Gloucester make five changes to their starting line-up.
Returning having missed out on the Challenge Cup defeat in La Rochelle last weekend are Billy Twelvetrees, Greig Laidlaw, Paddy McAllister, Mariano Galarza and Ross Moriarty. Josh Hohneck moves from loosehead to tighthead prop while Laidlaw, who leaves for Clermont this summer, resumes the captaincy.
Amongst the replacements, having made his comeback from injury in Monday’s ‘A’ League game against Bath United, centre Andrew Symons is named in a first team matchday squad for the first time, a timely return given Mark Atkinson suffered a significant hamstring injury in France and will be ruled out for a number of weeks.
It’s the second year in a row that Gloucester have featured in Harlequins’ big occasion, last season’s equivalent resulting in a thrilling 39-39 draw.