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."
As head coach Stuart Lancaster polishes the axe he will soon wield over his World Cup training squad, Exeter Chiefs coach Rob Baxter has backed Jack Nowell, Henry Slade and Luke Cowan-Dickie to be given a stay of execution.
Italy Under-20s held off a late Samoa blitz to retain their place in the World Rugby U20 Championship on Saturday and head coach Alessandro Troncon believes the experience will have served as a valuable lesson for his young troops.