REVEALED | Why Danny Care has been frozen out by Eddie Jones - Ruck

REVEALED | Why Danny Care has been frozen out by Eddie Jones

Nick Easter and Kyran Bracken have joined forces to produce the podcast Ruck It.

On it, former England scrum-half Bracken revealed why Danny Care was frozen out of Eddie Jones plans.

“There is one player who I feel has been massively hard done by in selection for his country and that is Danny Care,” said scrum-half Bracken.

He then revealed: “He 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. Eddie’s response to that was ‘that’s not the attitude I want’ and he binned him from his plans.

“Who has Eddie brought in since then? Richard Wigglesworth, who isn’t a patch on Danny Care.

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“Willi Heinz hasn’t really been given a chance and then Dan Robson has been in and out, so it’s been a bit of a mess.

“For me, Care’s form in the Premiership last season was the best from a scrum-half statistically and in form. Don’t be too surprised if Warren Gatland takes a look at him because he doesn’t care whether you have one cap or 100 caps, he selects on form.”


Introducing the 6 rugby brothers you didn’t know about… including the other Wilkinson

Did you know that Martin Johnson and Jonny Wilkinson both had brothers who played professional rugby?

While all of the focus, fame and attention can fall on certain members of the family, it is easy to forget that there can be other siblings plugging away in the game.

But who are some of these men? And where do or did they play?

Mark Wilkinson, brother of Jonny

He spent his three-year professional career between 2002 and 2005 at Newcastle Falcons, alongside his brother, Jonny, predominantly playing as a Centre.


Tom Cowan-Dickie, brother of Tom

A product of the Penzance & Newlyn RFC’s youth section, Tom initially developed his rugby through the club and at Mounts Bay School, as did his younger brother Luke. The 28-year-old, who also plays hooker, first joined the Cornish Pirates in 2010, and signed a new two-year deal in May 2020.

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