Danny Care
England's Danny Care scores a try against Italy during their Six Nations rugby union match at Twickenham in west London. REUTERS

The future of England rugby player Danny Care has once again been brought under scrutiny after he was questioned over an alleged sexual assault on a woman in a Leeds nightclub.

The 25-year-old Harlequins scrum half was arrested by West Yorkshire Police following the incident in the early hours of Sunday, 4 March.

He was bailed after being questioned last week in connection with the alleged assault, a claim which he denies.

Care accepted a police caution for appearing drunk and disorderly on the same night after he was caught urinating outside the Queens Hotel.

It is the third drink-related incident for the England international since December having pleaded guilty to drink-driving in the early hours of New Year's Day.

Care pleaded guilty and was banned from driving for 16 months; he was also barred from playing for England following his conviction.

Capped 32 times by England, Care missed much of England's 2011 World Cup campaign due to injury.

A spokesman for Harlequins told the BBC: "Danny Care was asked to report to West Yorkshire Police in Leeds to answer further questions about the incident that took place in the city on 3 March.

"On 15 March Danny attended Leeds Police Station voluntarily by appointment to assist the police with their inquiries. He denies the allegations made against him.

"Harlequins are fully aware of all the facts and will continue to support Danny as he addresses this situation."