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Danny Care’s surprising seven word text to sacked England boss Eddie Jones

Danny Care has revealed what message he sent to outgoing England coach Eddie Jones following his sacking by the RFU on Tuesday.

While Care wasn’t involved in the Autumn Nations Series, he did play for England during the summer’s tour of Australia and was a key player for his country when Jones first took over in 2016.

Danny Care on Eddie Jones’ sacking:

“It’s a bit of a weird one, isn’t it? It’s a bit surreal. Obviously it seems like everyone knew it was happening in the last few days but you actually see it and Eddie’s gone.. it’s a weird feeling,” Care admitted.

“I think everyone’s probably just a bit shocked. No one really knows what’s happening now. Obviously it sounds like Richard Cockerill is in for the interim, but how long is that for?

His message to Jones:

Care revealed he thanked Jones for giving him his “greatest moment in an England shirt.” said Care, who was appearing on the BBC’s Rugby Union Daily podcast.

“Everyone’s gonna have a different relationship with Eddie. My relationship with Eddie, although people think it probably isn’t good, I think we’re actually in quite a good spot,” Care said.

“I dropped him a text today just to say thanks for everything you did for me, I wish him all the best in the future… hopefully we can share a bottle of wine at some point.


“He gave me my greatest moment in an England shirt, he gave me that start in the Grand Slam game (against Scotland in 2016).

“I do owe a lot to him, obviously I didn’t play for a few years under him but he also gave me my best moment in an England shirt.

“For me he’ll always be thought of highly in my thoughts as one of my greatest coaches I’ve ever worked with.”

Danny Care facts:

  • Care won silver with England in rugby sevens at the 2006 Commonwealth Games, featuring in a squad including future XVs team-mates Mathew Tait and Tom Varndell
  • He earned his first England cap in June 2008 in a 37-20 defeat by New Zealand in Auckland
  • An increasingly prominent voice in the rugby media, Care co-hosts the BBC’s Rugby Union Weekly podcast and occasionally works as a pundit for BT Sport and BBC Radio 5 Live
  • He won his second Premiership title in 2021, as Harlequins came back from 28-0 down to beat Bristol Bears in their semi-final

Next England Rugby Head Coach odds:

#8. Gareth Southgate – 500/1

#7. Jonny Wilkinson – 50/1

#6. Sir Clive Woodward – 30/1

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