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Posted Friday, March 26th 2021

Match preview: Harlequins (h) - Gallagher Premiership

Everything you need to know ahead of the round 15 Gallagher Premiership clash with Harlequins, in our Langley House Big Match Preview.


HARLEQUINS LINEUP

1. Joe Marler, 2. Scott Baldwin, 3. Wilco Louw, 4. Matt Symons, 5. Dino Lamb, 6. James Chisholm, 7. Will Evans, 8. Alex Dombrandt (c), 9. Danny Care, 10. Marcus Smith, 11. Cadan Murley, 12. Andre Esterhuizen, 13. Joe Marchant, 14. Tyrone Green, 15. Mike Brown.

Replacements: 16. Joe Gray, 17. Jordan Els, 18. Simon Kerrod, 19. Glen Young, 20. Tom Lawday, 21. Martin Landajo, 22. Brett Herron, 23. Luke Northmore

WHEN AND WHERE

The Bears' round 15 Gallagher Premiership clash with Harlequins is on Saturday, March 27th, with kick-off at 2pm (UK).

In the UK, the game will be televised on BT Sport 1 HD and broadcast live on BBC Radio Bristol - and you can also follow all the action in our Matchday Centre on bristolbearsrugby.com and on Twitter: @BristolBears, whilst highlights will be available to watch from 10am the following day.

FORM GUIDE

Bristol Bears have won their last four Gallagher Premiership Rugby matches and are unbeaten in their last six since their 13-20 reversal at home to Sale on February 5th. The Bears only other home defeat this season was to Clermont Auvergne in the opening round of the European Champions Cup in December.

Harlequins last six matches in Gallagher Premiership Rugby have all been won by the home side on the day. The Londoners have lost their last two away games at Newcastle and at Exeter and have not been defeated in three in a row on the road in the competition since August.

Bristol have won their last two fixtures against Harlequins in Premiership Rugby and have only once before won three in succession against them in the tournament, between 2001-2002. Harlequins only previous victory at Ashton Gate was 42-8 in February 2017.

OFFICIALS

Referee: Hamish Smales (5th Premiership game). Assistant Referees: Jack Makepeace & Paul Dix. TMO: David Rose. Citing Officer: Paul Hull.


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