Danny Care signs new deal with Harlequins

Danny Care has made 321 appearances for Harlequins
Danny Care has made 321 appearances for Harlequins

Harlequins have announced that England international Danny Care has penned a new contract with the Gallagher Premiership club.

Care was invited to join Leeds Tykes Academy ahead of the 2003/04 season before going on to make his senior debut with the club later in the year. He made a switch to Harlequins in 2006 and is amongst the three players in the club to have racked up over 300 appearances.

Till date, Care has played for Harlequins 321 times and went on to captain them in the 2015/16 and 2016/17 campaigns, leading the team to a European Rugby Challenge Cup Final.

"I’m delighted to sign on again with Quins. I love playing for this Club," he told the club's official website.

"Since I came down here 16 years ago I’ve loved every minute of playing at The Stoop, our fans are the best out there and it’s been incredible to have them back in full voice this season.

“I’ve made some great friends and incredible memories in this jersey and I can’t wait to make some more.”

The 35-year-old was part of the silver medal winning England Sevens squad in the 2004 Commonwealth Youth Games and 2006 Commonwealth Games.

The 5ft 8in has been capped 84 times for England since his international debut in 2008 with his last appearance coming in November 2018.

“It’s great to see DC sign on again with the Club. Danny’s central to so much we do as Harlequins both on and off the field and epitomises the way we play," said Harlequins Attack and Backs Coach Nick Evans.

“I’m fortunate to have played with Danny for nine years in this jersey and work with him as a coach for five seasons. He is a unique, extremely talented individual and we’re thrilled to have him recommit to the team as we look to become the most admired club in Europe.”

Harlequins are at third place in the Gallagher Premiership table with eight wins from 12 games and will be facing Montpellier in the round of 16 clash against Heineken Champions Cup at GGL Stadium in April.