NEWS | England star signs new deal with Harlequins

Harlequins scrum-half Danny Care has put reports he could leave the club to bed by signing a new contract with the club.

One of the most prominent players in recent history, Care has today re-signed to extend a 15-year stay at Twickenham Stoop.

The playmaker reportedly had a number of offers from abroad, including a few in Japan, but is settled in London with his family and wants to pursue a career in the media when he hangs up his boots.

Holder of the third most appearances in the Club’s history with 289 games, behind only fellow England and Harlequins legends Mike Brown (340) and Chris Robshaw (300), Care made his senior debut in 2006 against Gloucester.

He is rapidly closing in on an exclusive list of just two players to have worn the Quarters on 300 occasions.

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A talismanic player, Care has been an ever-present in some of the Club’s all-time highlights, having played a vital role in the 2011 Challenge Cup and 2012 Premiership Rugby wins from the nine jersey.

DID YOU KNOW?  At age 11 Danny Care was invited to join the Academy at Sheffield Wednesday, where he played alongside Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy

Meanwhile, there is no update on the future of Mike Brown, who has been linked with a shock move to Newcastle Falcons.

The fullback, who is out of contract in the summer, had been linked with a reunion with ex-boss Dean Richards at Kingston Park in The Rugby Paper.

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Danny Care names the five best players he faced or played with

England and Harlequins scrum-half Danny Care has named ‘five of the best’ players he’s faced or played alongside in an interview with Rugby World.

It’s fair to say, it’s a sensational selection from the playmaker.

1. Nick Evans

“He was incredibly skilful and can read the game so well but whatever position you put him in, he remains calm and almost always picks the right option.

“He’s a very intelligent player and in my opinion, is one of the best overseas players the Premiership has ever seen. One play sums him up. Against Stade Francais in the Heineken Cup we had to win we trucked up the middle for about 30 phases to drop goal.

“After I threw him a terrible pass, he stepped three or four players, then it was recycled and he made another break but held off. On the third occasion he knocked over a truly horrible drop-kick and that’s why they paid him the big bucks.”

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