England halfback, Danny Care, fined

by Staff Writer

England international halfback Danny Care has been fined an undisclosed amount by his club Harlequins after being arrested following a drunken altercation, his club confirmed on Wednesday.

Care, 24, who missed this year's World Cup through injury, was arrested by police at the weekend following Harlequins' 21-10 European Cup loss to Toulouse.

The No.9 was later released without charge after paying a fixed penalty fine. Care was given an informal reprimand by interim England coach Stuart Lancaster but has escaped disciplinary action from the RFU.

Harlequins director of rugby Conor O'Shea said the club had sought to resolve the issue swiftly ahead of this weekend's return fixture with Toulouse.

"We have a crucial (European) Cup match at the weekend in Toulouse, so it was important we acted quickly," O'Shea said.

"We take it very seriously. However, from the club's point of view a line will be drawn under the incident and we will get on with our preparation for the match," he added. "Danny has apologised to his team and understands fully what is expected of him."

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