Care not underestimating Bristol

Date published: August 26 2016

Harlequins captain Danny Care says he cannot wait for the season to start but realises their opener against Bristol will be a tough game.

By their own admission Harlequins under-performed last season, failing to make the end-of-season play-offs after a stuttering campaign.

However with Conor O’Shea departing for Italy and John Kingston taking the top job, while long-serving back-row forward Nick Easter has called time on his career to join the coaching team, expect a refreshed Quins this season.

"Twickenham is a home away from home for us with the amount of games we play there each season," said Care.

"But it’s the end of the season and the Aviva Premiership Final which we are looking to target.

"It would be nice to get to that again this year, everyone wants to be there and it’s getting more and more competitive.

"We know each team can beat anyone on their day, so we have to start with Bristol and move on from there. We know how good Bristol Rugby will be. We watched some of their games in the Championship last year, they are an Aviva Premiership quality team and it’s great that they’re back. They’ve got some stars in their team, some big players, and we look forward to coming up against them."