Robshaw ruled out of Big Game 9

Date published: December 27 2016

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.

Tuesday’s game takes place at Twickenham with over 70,000 spectators set to attend the fixture.

The teams:

Harlequins (revised): 15 Mike Brown, 14 Marland Yarde, 13 Joe Marchant, 12 Jamie Roberts, 11 Tim Visser, 10 Ruaridh Jackson, 9 Danny Care (c), 8 Jack Clifford, 7 Luke Wallace, 6 James Chisholm, 5 Charlie Matthews, 4 George Merrick, 3 Kyle Sinckler, 2 Rob Buchanan, 1 Joe Marler
Replacements: 16 Dave Ward, 17 Owen Evans, 18 Will Collier, 19 Stan South, 20 George Naoupu, 21 Karl Dickson, 22 Tim Swiel, 23 Alofa Alofa

Gloucester: 15 James Hook, 14 Charlie Sharples, 13 Matt Scott, 12 Billy Twelvetrees, 11 Jonny May, 10 Billy Burns, 9 Greig Laidlaw (c), 8 Ben Morgan, 7 Jacob Rowan, 6 Ross Moriarty, 5 Mariano Galarza, 4 Tom Savage, 3 Josh Hohneck, 2 Richard Hibbard, 1 Paddy McAllister
Replacements: 16 Motu Matu’u, 17 Yann Thomas, 18 Salesi Ma’afu, 19 Jeremy Thrush, 20 Matt Kvesic, 21 Willi Heinz, 22 Andrew Symons, 23 Henry Purdy

Date: Tuesday, December 27
Venue: Twickenham
Kick-off: 16:00 GMT
Referee: JP Doyle
Assistant Referees: Simon McConnell, Greg Macdonald
TMO: Stuart Terheege

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