Tom Lawday wants Harlequins’ ‘uniquely’-assembled back-row trio to help them come out ‘all guns blazing’ against Worcester Warriors on Saturday evening, writes Will Jennings.

Quins suffered a narrow 35-33 defeat at table-topping Bristol Bears in their previous domestic encounter and are gunning to strengthen their hold on fourth place in the Premiership table.

Flanker Will Evans and No.8 Alex Dombrandt have starred for Billy Millard’s high-flyers this season and Lawday will join them in what looks a versatile back row at Twickenham Stoop.

Visitors Worcester lie at the foot of the Premiership table and Lawday reckons that dangerous forward triumvirate can fire them back to winning ways on home soil.

The 27-year-old, who has replaced the injured James Chisholm in the Quins line-up, said: “The modern game is pretty similar among the back row – and we’ve got our unique talents everywhere.

“Wevs [Will Evans] is amazing over the ball, Dom [Alex Dombrandt] is awesome with ball in hand, so hopefully I’ll bring a hard-working edge, make the hard yards and tackle well. We all marry up nicely.

“If you’re a winning team, you naturally build confidence and naturally build momentum, so all the boys are in a really good place.

“Looking forward, we’re really excited to get back to the Stoop and hopefully get back to winning ways.”

Alan Solomons’ strugglers have racked up just three wins from 15 Premiership matches this term but Lawday added: “Ultimately they’ve got nothing to lose – and a team in that position is dangerous.

“So we’re not going to be complacent and we know we’re going to have to come out and perform really well.

“We’re definitely going to focus on ourselves and not look too much at them this week.

“A large chunk of the squad have come from some time away so they’re going to be fresh and ready to go. Hopefully we’ll come out all guns blazing.”

Quins went down to a heavy 57-21 defeat against Ulster in the Champions Cup last time out but now turn their attention to the Premiership with seven crucial clashes remaining.

Millard’s men hold a slender four-point lead over Northampton Saints in the table’s final semi-final position and know a win against Warriors can be a springboard for a strong finish to the campaign.

Livewire back Tyrone Green has caught the eye this term and will line up at full-back at the Stoop on Saturday.

And the South African believes a big performance is just around the corner for Millard’s hungry Harlequins players.

The 23-year-old said: “It’s one of those games where we feel like we’re playing good rugby but we need a big result.

“The boys are ready, the boys are motivated and the boys are fresh. We feel like we’re good to go and it’s all in our hands this weekend to take the game.

“We always looking to get back to winning ways – we do feel like we’ve been playing good rugby and have been in good form the last couple of games, so I think now everyone is eager to get that big result and get back to those winning results.”