James Horwill: Harlequins name new captain to replace Danny Care

James Horwill has scored five tries in 40 appearances for Harlequins

James Horwill has been named as Harlequins’ new captain ahead of the 2017-18 Premiership season.

The 32-year-old Australia lock, who has captained his country for 16 of his 62 Tests, joined Harlequins in 2015.

Horwill, who previously played for Super Rugby outfit Queensland Reds, will succeed England scrum-half Danny Care as Quins skipper.

“I’m very humbled and honoured to be asked to captain such a great club,” Horwill told Quins’ website.