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'There are very few players in the world - never mind the country - that have his talent'

Harlequins have announced that Danny Care has signed a new two-year contract with the club.

England’s most capped scrum-half Care, who joined Quins in 2006 from Leeds, celebrated his 250th appearance for Harlequins earlier this season and has now scored 76 tries for the Club.

In his 13 years at The Stoop he has won the Premiership (2012) as well as the European Challenge Cup (2011).

Care is enjoying another fantastic season with the Club, scoring five tries and creating many others with his brilliant invention and work-rate as Quins have climbed to third in the Gallagher Premiership and qualified for the quarter-finals of the Challenge Cup.

Head of Rugby Paul Gustard said: “Danny epitomises all that is good about Harlequins and I know everyone at the Club joins me in congratulating him on his new contract.

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“Danny offers something different in every match we play and he is a player that you never want to come up against. He sees things before we do up in the crow’s nest and he has the skill, bravery and courage to make the decision and execute. There are very few players in the world – never mind the country – that have his talent allied to his level of consistency in performance.

“He has bought into everything that we are trying to achieve here at Harlequins and he always brings that sense of fun that makes training so enjoyable with him around.

“He has a huge part to play in our quest for future honours. He has been the (self-proclaimed) talisman of the squad before handing over the title to the ever-smiling Mike Brown. Titles, talisman or not, DC is a crucial player for this club. He continues to impress, innovate and excite. He continues to bring energy, love and support and has been exceptional for us this season in all aspects of his play.”

Care said: “I’m delighted and incredibly proud to have signed for two more years with the club that I love.

“I’ve had 13 amazing years here and I can’t wait to see what the next few will hold.

“I really believe that the Club is in a great place at the moment and we’re all working as hard as we can to get hold of some silverware soon.

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'There are very few players in the world - never mind the country - that have his talent'