Lancaster pleased with Care maturity
England head coach Stuart Lancaster believes scrum-half has shown him enough to justify his recall to the international stage.
The Cumbrian dropped Care for the Six Nations after the Harlequins number nine was involved in a succession of alcohol related off-field incidents, one of which is still to be resolved. However, the 25-year-old has reacted with maturity, announcing that since the events he has abstained from drinking and has subsequently played a huge role at club level as Quins sealed their place atop the Aviva Premiership standings. His form has earned him a recall to the England squad for this summer's tour to South Africa and despite his critics saying otherwise, Lancaster believes Care has proved himself to be worthy of a place in the squad. "Danny Care needed to reassure me he can lead himself well off the field," Lancaster said. "I am pleased with the maturity he is showing - but he knows he is treading a fine line." He added: "I spoke to the solicitor involved in the Danny Care case and there'll be nothing happening during the tour. We understand the context of what happened and we are happy with the selection."