Danny Care Announces Retirement from International Rugby

Danny Care, the 37-year-old scrum-half for England and Harlequins, has declared his retirement from international rugby after a distinguished career spanning 15 years. Care’s decision comes after earning his 100th cap for England in the recent Six Nations tournament.

Reflecting on his remarkable journey, Care expressed gratitude for the opportunity to represent England over 101 caps, describing it as a dream come true. He highlighted the past 12 months as particularly memorable, cherishing the experiences and memories created with the England team.

Care emphasized the importance of family and acknowledged the sacrifices made while balancing rugby commitments with personal life. With a young family at home, he felt the time was right to step away from international rugby and make way for the next generation of players.

Throughout his illustrious career, Care contributed significantly to England’s success, including winning the Six Nations Grand Slam in 2016 and competing in two Rugby World Cups. He retires as one of only six men’s players to achieve 100 caps for England, leaving behind a legacy of dedication and professionalism.

Looking ahead, Care will continue to represent Harlequins, where he has enjoyed a successful career, winning two Premiership Rugby titles. He expressed gratitude to the England fans for their unwavering support and conveyed his appreciation for the opportunity to play at iconic venues like Twickenham.

Harlequins director of rugby, Billy Millard, praised Care’s contributions to both club and country, commending his professionalism and work ethic. Millard expressed confidence in Care’s continued impact at Harlequins and celebrated his remarkable England career.

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