Quins keep the faith with Care
December 16, 2011
Danny Care will start at scrum-half for Harlequins against Toulouse © Getty Images
Danny Care has kept his place in the Harlequins side to face Toulouse on Sunday despite being hit with a fine from the club this week.
The England scrum-half apologised on Monday following his arrest at the weekend and has since been hit with a fine from Harlequins. Quins boss Conor O'Shea, however, has kept the faith with the 24-year-old as he takes the scrum-half reins against the Top 14 champions. In other team news, Tom Casson partners Matt Hopper in the centres with Ugo Monye starting on the wing.
Quins prop Joe Marler left the field against Toulouse last Friday with an injury and will sit out Sunday's clash in France with an abdominal injury. And Will Skinner starts in place of Maurie Fa'asavalu who is also struggling with a knock.
Toulouse, meanwhile, have opted to make a few changes to the side which dispatched Quins last week. Jean-Marc Doussain starts at scrum-half in place of Luke Burgess with William Servat and Shaun Sowerby lining up in the pack in place of Gary Botha and Louis Picamoles respectively.
Elsewhere in Pool 6, Bryan Redpath has made five changes to the side which overcame Connacht last week. England centre Mike Tindall takes his place in the centres alongside Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu with Tim Taylor preferred at fly-half to Freddie Burns.
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