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Neil Back

Leeds Carnegie Head Coach Neil Back has made five changes to the side that lost to London Wasps last week for this Sunday’s massive clash with Harlequins at Headingley Carnegie.

Two of the changes come in the back line with Christian Lewis-Pratt moving from the bench to start at full back with Michael Stephenson moving from 15 to the wing in place of Peter Wackett, who starts on the bench. The other change sees Australian international Lachlan MacKay replace the injured Luther Burrell at inside centre.

The other three changes come in the pack. Phil Swainston comes in for Juan Gomez, who picked up an injury against Wasps, Kearnan Myall reverts from the back row to the second row to replace Sean Hohneck and Rhys Oakley comes in off the bench to the back row. The final change sees the return to action of Alfie To’oala.

On the bench, USA international prop Mike MacDonald has recovered from injury to return as has centre Scott Barrow, who replaces Semi Tadulala on the bench.

Captain Marco Wentzel will not feature this week as he recovers from the calf injury that has kept him out of the last two games.

The team in full is:

15. Christian Lewis-Pratt
14. Lee Blackett
13. Henry Fa’afili
12. Lachlan MacKay
11. Michael Stephenson
10. Adrian Jarvis
9. Scott Mathie
1. Gareth Hardy
2. Steve Thompson (c)
3. Phil Swainston
4. Daniel Browne
5. Kearnan Myall
6. Rhys Oakley
7. Hendre Fourie
8. Alfie To’oala
16. Phil Nilsen
17. Mike MacDonald
18. Gareth Denman
19. Danny Paul
20. Sean Hohneck
21. Dan White
22. Peter Wackett
23. Scott Barrow