England and Harlequins scrum-half Danny Care has given Raffi Quirke his backing following his sensational opening weekend performance against Bath.
The 20-year-old, who comes from a family of triathlete’s, played for less than half of the match but he showed why Sale Sharks are confident that they can still be a Gallagher Premiership force while the scrum half Faf de Klerk is on international duty with the Springboks
He looks different class, and was named in England’s 45-man training squad ahead of the Autumn Nations Series.
Care, who won 84 caps for England between 2008 and 2018, has not played for England since a falling out with Eddie Jones
World Cup-winning scrum-half Kyran Bracken first revealed why the Quins playmaker was mysteriously frozen out of Jones plans in 2018 despite being a regular up until that point.
“He (Care) made the mistake of speaking his mind to Eddie Jones and questioning how he wanted him to play when he was playing with an England ‘B’ team against Japan in the autumn of 2018,” said Bracken.
“Eddie’s response to that was ‘that’s not the attitude I want’ and he binned him from his plans.”
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#1. Billy Vunipola
The Telegraph have revealed this morning that despite his body transformation and pick up in form, the Saracens number 8 will be one of the high-profile omissions from Jones squad. Vunipola, who has been a stalwart under the Aussie, failed to impress during the 2021 Six Nations as England slumped to a fifth place finish.