Danny Care now set to depart Harlequins, multiple clubs interested - Ruck

Danny Care now set to depart Harlequins, multiple clubs interested

Harlequins are locked in a tense negotiation to retain Danny Care’s allegiance and secure his final career stint at The Stoop, nearly two decades since his debut for the club.

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The 37-year-old, who played in all five of England’s Six Nations matches this year and earned his 100th cap in the 23-22 win over Ireland on 9 March, appears poised to conclude his professional journey in France, potentially with Bayonne.

Care, a target for Bayonne where Manu Tuilagi is also headed alongside Northampton’s Alex Moon, is now at the centre of a transfer tussle.

Meanwhile, reports from the French outlet, L’Indépendant, suggest that Care is among the quartet of scrum-halves on Perpignan’s radar as they gear up for recruitment ahead of the next season.

Perpignan, currently positioned 11th in the Top 14 standings, have been actively pursuing talent, having narrowly missed out on securing Tuilagi’s services to Bayonne.

Now, their sights seem to be set on another seasoned England campaigner in Care.

“Re-imagination” – England handed easy pool for 2027 Rugby World Cup

The new format will feature six pools of four teams, with a round of 16 added prior to the quarter-finals.

This will enable the tournament window to be reduced from seven to six weeks, while promoting a rhythm that builds momentum across the pool phase and respects the same minimum number of rest days between matches as at France 2023.

If the 2027 Rugby World Cup Draw was made tomorrow, this is what the Pools may look like (based on rankings)

2027 Rugby World Cup draw (Current rankings)


  • South Africa
  • Japan
  • Georgia
  • Hong Kong
Siya Kolisi, Captain of South Africa celebrates after the Rugby World Cup Final match between New Zealand and South Africa at Stade De France, Paris on 29 October 2023 (Photo: Micah Crook/PPAUK)


  • Ireland
  • Fiji
  • Samoa
  • Chile
James Lowe of Ireland during the Autumn Nations Cup match between England and Ireland at Twickenham Stadium, Twickenham, London on November 21 2020. – PHOTO: Phil Mingo/PPAUK