The friday starts to play the 2020/21 English Premiership and on the first date the Harlequins they will have to receive current champion Exeter at 4.30pm (Argentine time) by ESPN Extra and ESPN Play. For this reason the coach of the hosts, Paul Gustard, appointed the team to be measured against the champions that will former Belgrano, Santiago García Botta, as left pillar holder. For his part Martin Landajo It cannot be part of the campus since it is injured. For his part Exeter will have Facundo Cordero as headline in the back of the court.
New home club captain Stephan Lewies will lead the team for the first time in his new role, joining Matt Symons in planning. When talking about the game Harlequins coach said: “Exeter offers us an enormously exciting challenge in the first place. It is not often that you start the season against the Premiership champion and the European champion! I am very excited about the challenge we face against a dangerous team like the Chiefs.”
For his part Chiefes coach Rob Baxter said that “to be honest, I wasn’t expecting to have four players called up with Scotland, but that’s a great reward for all these guys. Also, we were hoping we expected other calls and obviously Tom Francis with Wales, but that means other players will have a chance Obviously we shot these guys at the end of last season and I’m glad we cast them. It gave us a chance to see the strengths and weaknesses, and also look at different combinations. “
HARLEQUINS: 1- Santiago García Botta, 2- Scott Baldwin, 3- Wilco Louw; 4- Matt Symons, 5.-Stephan Lewies (c); 6- Tom Lawday, 7- Will Evans, 8- Alex Dombrandt; 9- Danny Care, 10- Marcus Smith; 11- Cadan Murley, 12- Andre Esterhuizen, 13- Luke Northmor, 14- Nathan Earle, 15- Mike Brown.
Substitutes: 16- Jack Musk, 17- Jordan Els, 18- Simon Kerrod, 19- Glen Young, 20- Archie White, 21- Jack Stafford, 22- Ben Tapuai, 23- Tyrone Green.
EXETER: 1- Alec Hepburn, 2- Jack Yeandle (c), 3- Harry Williams, 4- Will Witty, 5- Don Armand, 6 Dave Ewers, 7- Jannes Kirsten, 8- Sam Simmonds, 9- Jack Maunder, 10-, Joe Simmonds, 11- Olly Woodburn, 12- Ollei devote, 13- Ian Whitten, 14- Tom O’Flaherty, 15- Facundo Cordero.
Substitutes: 16- Luke Cowan-Dickie, 17- Ben Moon, 18- Marcus Street, 19- Tom Price, 20- Richard Capstick, 21- Stu Townsend, 22- Harvey Skinner, 23- Tom Hendrickson.