Mike Brown set for Harlequins record ahead of Newcastle clash

Mike Brown will make his 308th appearance for the club on Saturday
Mike Brown will make his 308th appearance for the club on Saturday

England international Mike Brown is set to break the record for most appearance for Harlequins when they take on Newcastle Falcons in the upcoming Gallagher Premiership clash at Kingston Park.

Brown, who has been with the Quins since 2005 has featured for the club 307 times and will surpass Grahame Murray when he takes the field on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Harlequins have made one change to the line-up with Gabriel Ibitoye replacing Cadan Murley while Will Witty will return for Newcastle Falcons from injury.

Brett Connon will take the fly-half role for the Falcons in the place of injured Toby Flood as they look to revive their Gallagher Premiership campaign where they are positioned last with three wins from 11 games.

Newcastle Falcons line-up: Simon Hammersley, Vereniki Goneva, Chris Harris, Josh Matavesi, Tom Arscott, Brett Connon, Michael Young, Callum Chick, Gary Graham, Will Welch (c), Will Witty, Calum Green, Logovi’i Mulipola, Kyle Cooper, Trevor Davison

Replacements: Santiago Socino, Adam Brocklebank, 1Dvid Wilson, Andrew Davidson, Ryan Burrows, Sonatane Takulua, Tim Swiel, Pedro Bettencourt

Harlequins line-up: Mike Brown, Nathan Earle, Joe Marchant, Francis Saili, Gabriel Ibitoye, Marcus Smith, Danny Care (c), Alex Dombrandt, Jack Clifford, Semi Kunatani, Ben Glynn, Matt Symons, Kyle Sinckler, Max Crumpton, Joe Marler

Replacements: Elia Elia, Nick Auterac, Will Collier, George Merrick, Renaldo Bothma, Charlie Mulchrone, James Lang, Aaron Morris

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