Danny Care made his England debut in 2008 against New Zealand and ten years later he became the most-capped English scrum-half, surpassing Matt Dawson’s record of 77 appearances.
He was crucial in England’s first Grand Slam in 13 years with a break that ended in the initial try in the 31-21 triumph over France in the final match of the 2016 Six Nations Championship.
The scrum half had marked his 70th appearance with two touchdowns off the bench in the runaway win over Scotland at Twickenham in 2017, and was appointed as one of three England vice-captains for the tour of Argentina that summer.
Danny played an important part in the 38-34 victory in the first Test at San Juan, then added his 12th try at international level against the Pumas at Santa Fe the following week.
His next touchdown against Australia in November in his 75th Test took him to second place in the list of try-scoring England scrum halves with 13, three fewer than Matt Dawson.
His senior status developed from multiple national honours at age group levels, including the captaincy of the U20 side in all five of their 2007 Six Nations Championship games.
He also represented England U16, U18 and U19 before appearing for the England Sevens side that won a silver medal at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne.
Danny learnt the game at Prince Henry's Grammar School in Otley and appeared for the market town club before joining Carnegie in 2003, having been a member of the Sheffield Wednesday Football Academy.
He became part of the Carnegie Colts team that won the National Cup in 2004 and went on to understudy Justin Marshall, the legendary All Blacks scrum half, at Headingley.
His first team debut against VRAC in the European Challenge Cup was a day of mixed emotions, when he scored 11 points but subsequently broke his ankle.
A try in the pre-season friendly against Bourgoin in August 2006 marked his arrival at Harlequins where his pace and invention were quickly appreciated.
He has since made more than 240 appearances for the club and scored 381 points. His 200th game was against Northampton Saints in April 2016 and a fortnight later he bagged a hat-trick against London Irish.
His Test breakthrough was during England’s summer tour of New Zealand in 2008 when he played off the bench for Richard Wigglesworth in Auckland and then scored a try from his own tapped penalty after starting in the second Test.
74 points – 13T, 3DG
2008 NZ(1R,2), PI, A, SA, NZ 2009 I(R), F(R), S(R), Arg (1,2), A, Arg(R), NZ(R) 2010 W, It, I, S, F, A(1,2R), NZ(R), A(R), Sam(R), SA(R) 2011 W(R), It(R), F(R), S(R), I(R), W, W(R) 2012 SA (3), Fj, A, SA(R), NZ(R) 2013 S(R), F(R), It, W(R), Arg(R) 2014 F, S, I, W, It, NZ (2), NZ, SA 2015 F(R), F(R) World Cup - U 2016 S, It(R), I(R), W(R), F, W(R), A(1R,2R,3R), SA(R), Fj(R), Arg(R), A(R) 2017 F(R), W(R), It, S(R), I(R), Arg (1,2), Arg(R), A(R), Sam 2018 It(R), W, S, F, I(R)
Last updated: 20 April 2018