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Statement: Danny Care calls time on international career

BY Jack Tunney  ·  Monday Mar 25, 2024

Danny Care has called time on his England career after an incredible 101 caps in international colours. The Harlequins player has addressed the decision in an emotional post on social media, saying:

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“To play for England once was a dream come true. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I’d get the opportunity to do it over 100 times.

“After a lot of reflection over the past few months, the time feels right for myself and the team, to retire from international rugby. the past 12 months in this England team have been arguably my favourite, making memories that my family and I will cherish and remember forever.

“I’m unbelievably proud to be English and to have had the privilege to represent this amazing country over the past 16 years. the team is in a really exciting place and there are some incredible young 9s out there that I can’t wait to watch and support how they take the team forward. To Steve, Jamie, the coaches and the whole backroom staff, thank you for believing in me. I know this team is going to go on to do unbelievable things.

LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 09: Henry Slade of England shakes hands with teammate Danny Care as he comes on to make his 100th Cap appearance during the Guinness Six Nations 2024 match between England and Ireland at Twickenham Stadium on March 09, 2024 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

“I want to thank all the England fans from the bottom of my heart who have supported me and the team unconditionally throughout the years, all over the world. It means the world and nothing will ever beat the feeling of walking out to all of you at Twickenham.

“Thank you to every coach who picked me, dropped me, picked me again, dropped me again, loved me or hated me. Hopefully I’ve shown that you should never give up.

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“To Jodie, Blake, Koha, Rocco & all the Care clan, I’m so grateful for all the sacrifices you have made for me to let me live my dream. I hope I made you proud.

“All good things must come to an end.

“DC
“#1301”

 

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