Former England scrum-half Danny Care will extend his 16-year stay with Harlequins after signing a new deal with the defending Gallagher Premiership champions.
Care won 84 Test caps between 2008 and 2018 and is still one of the most consistent scrum-halves in English rugby’s top-flight even at the age of 35.
Care had been open in his desire to stay at Harlequins for whom he has made 321 appearances and scored 98 tries.
Danny Care has signed a new two-year deal with Harlequins to extend his stay with the club
He is one of only three Quins players to have represented the club more than 300 times.
‘I’m delighted to sign on again with Quins,’ said Care. ‘I love playing for this club. 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.’
Care joined Quins from Leeds in 2006. He has been central to three of the club’s most memorable days by starting the 2011 European Challenge Cup triumph over Stade Francais and the two Premiership finals wins in 2012 and 2021.
Harlequins attack and backs coach Nick Evans said: ‘It’s great to see Danny sign on again with the club.
‘He is central to so much we do as Harlequins both on and off the field and epitomises the way we play.
He is one of only three Quins players to have represented the club more than 300 times
‘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 third in the Premiership table this season as they look to retain the title they won in the 2020-21 campaign and will face Montpellier in the last 16 of the Heineken Champions Cup in April.