Quins back Care after Leeds arrest

Harlequins have given Danny Care their support following his latest brush with the police.

The 25-year-old scrum-half was arrested and later cautioned for urinating against a wall in Leeds in the early hours of Sunday morning.

It is his third alcohol-related misdemeanour in the last three months – he was dropped from the England squad by caretaker coach Stuart Lancaster after a previous incident.

But Harlequins director of rugby Conor O’Shea, who met with Care on Monday, will not be taking any further action.

O’Shea said: “After last Friday evening’s match at Newcastle, our players were given a week off and Danny went to spend a few days with his parents at their home in Leeds.

“On Saturday evening, he went out with some friends in the city and took a taxi home. He was caught short and stopped the taxi to relieve himself.

“The situation Danny finds himself in is unfortunate and is one that could and should have been avoided.

“We have no intention of doing anything other than supporting Danny and continuing to work with him so he understands his position and the decisions he makes.”

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