Danny Care Sends Emotional Message to Mike Brown After Reported Retirement Aged 37 - Ruck

Danny Care Sends Emotional Message to Mike Brown After Reported Retirement Aged 37

Danny Care has been speaking about his former England and Harlequins teammate Mike Brown after the fullback failed to find a new club..

With budgets restricted and the free agent list flooded by Worcester’s demise, reports suggest the 37-year-old is set to hang up his boots for good.

Brown, who has moved back to his family home near London after leaving Newcastle Falcons, was already preparing for life after rugby last year when he became part of a player management division (agent) for the private platform Premier Sports Network last year.

The former England full-back is also now studying for a masters in sporting directorship in Manchester, and hasn’t ruled out swapping sports.

Brown had an incredible career, representing England 72 times between 2007 and 2019. He is the only Englishmen to win the Six Nations player of the tournament award (2014).

Many of those caps came alongside close friend Care, who has been paying tribute to the fullback.

“Mike Brown was one of the main reasons I joined Harlequins all those years ago,” said the scrum-half when Brown left the Stoop.

“We played together for England at the Under 21 World Cup in France and that was where it all started. We’ve grown up together,

“I’ve never met a more professional rugby player. For me, he’s the ultimate example for any young lad coming through,”

DID YOU KNOW? Brown married long term partner, fashion designer Eliza Scarlett Woodcock, the daughter of former England international footballer Tony Woodcock, in summer 2016

The England XV Mike Brown selected for the 2023 World Cup

Former England fullback Mike Brown attempted to predict the XV that will take to the field in the first game of the 2023 Rugby World Cup back in January 2021.


  • 15. Tom de Glanville (Bath RFC)
  • 14. Anthony Watson (England)
  • 13. Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs)

BROWN SAID: “De Glanville has all the skills. Get him in now to see if he can make the step up.”

RUCK’S PICKS: 15. Josh Hodge (Exeter Chiefs), 14. Joe Cokanasiga (Bath RFC), 11. Ollie Thorley (Gloucester)


  • 13. Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs)
  • 12. Owen Farrell (Saracens)

BROWN SAID: “Slade has got the natural ability that we associate with All Blacks. Farrell showed against Wales what he can do as second receiver, bringing outside backs into the game and off-loading when taking the line on himself.”

RUCK’S PICKS: 13. Joe Marchant (Harlequins), 12. Owen Farrell (Saracens)