Former England scrum-half Danny Care has revealed he’s at peace with his international exile after being blacklisted by Eddie Jones.
Speaking to The Telegraph, he said: “There was no envy but there is definitely still jealousy being there and watching them play against South Africa, being in that environment with the crowd again,”
Care, who last played for his country in 2018, said. “I would have liked nothing more than to have been out there taking on the World Champions but unfortunately for me that ship has sailed and I can just be a fan and enjoy England play some great rugby with great Quins boys.
“I have made peace with England and I am so happy for all the boys. Some of the best memories of my life are in an England shirt and now I get to see the joy that the other Quins lads and their families get from playing for England.”
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5 PLAYERS BLACKLISTED BY EDDIE JONES
#1. Danny Care
Former England start Kyran Bracken was the first person to reveal 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,” revealed the former England scrum-half.
“Eddie’s response to that was ‘that’s not the attitude I want’ and he binned him from his plans.”
This story was later backed up by England and Harlequins teammate Mike Brown in his column for the Mail Online with Care confirming he’s been blacklisted
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