REPORTS | Out of contract Danny Care sorts his future - Ruck

REPORTS | Out of contract Danny Care sorts his future

Harlequins Danny Care has sorted his future with the playmakers current deal set to expire at the end of the season.

The 33-year-old, who was set to be out of contract after last signing an extension in 2019, has decided to sign an extension to finish his career at the Stoop, according to The Rugby Paper.

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

Since joining from Leeds Tykes in 2006, Care has made more than 250 appearances for his adopted club.

Care epitomises Harlequins’ high tempo style of play with his quick tap penalties and fast passes and he was a key figure in both the Amlin Challenge Cup victory in 2011 and the famous win in the Premiership final the following year.

On the international stage the Loiner played his way up through the England age grades including appearances for England 7s in the 2004 Commonwealth Games.

In 2008 he made his senior international debut against New Zealand and his pace and invention has made him one of the most dangerous operators in world rugby.

In the years following he has become one of England’s most capped scrum-halves with 84 caps and was a key member of the 2016/17 world record setting win streak, as well as the back-to-back RBS Six Nations titles.

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

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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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