Harlequins director of rugby Dean Richards has no intention of trying to restrain his combative scrum-half Danny Care.
Care, whose yellow card against Ireland in the RBS 6 Nations incurred the wrath of England manager Martin Johnson and put question marks over his immediate international future, responded with a man-of-the-match try-scoring performance as Quins beat Saracens 21-15 in the Guinness Premiership contest at The Stoop yesterday.
"You have to understand the nature of the beast," said Richards. "He's a cheeky guy and he enjoys having a go.
"He's always going to attack the fringes, he's always going to have a go and there's no way that I would want to - or try to - inhibit his nature or his character.
"He understands that he did wrong last week so there's no point beating the drum harder."