Irish trio to start for Harlequins

NEC Harlequins will have three Irish men, Andrew Dunne, Simon Keogh and Gavin Duffy in their starting 15 and Munster old boy Jeremy Staunton on the bench when they entertain Alan Gaffney's men at Twickenham on Saturday.

NEC Harlequins will have three Irish men, Andrew Dunne, Simon Keogh and Gavin Duffy in their starting 15 and Munster old boy Jeremy Staunton on the bench when they entertain Alan Gaffney's men at Twickenham on Saturday.

Coach Mark Evans has made three changes from the side that was wiped out by Castres last week. Flyer Ugo Monye starts his first game since early October and Nick Easter and the experienced Tony Diprose will come into the back row.

Andre Vos and George Harder, Will Greenwood, Mike Worsley, Tani Fuga, Maurice FitzGerald, Jim Evans and Adrian Jarvis were all unavailable for selection due to injury and Simon Maling and Geo Cronje are not registered for the Heineken Cup.

HARLEQUINS (v Munster): Gavin Duffy; Simon Keogh, Dafydd James, Mel Deane, Ugo Monye; Andy Dunne, Steve So’oialo; Ceri Jones, Ace Tiatia, Jon Dawson, Karl Rudzki, Simon Miall, Nick Easter, Luke Sherriff, Tony Diprose (Capt).

Replacements: James Hayter, Tom Muggridge, Roy Winters, Maama Molitika, Andy Reay, Jeremy Staunton, Tom Williams.

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