STATEMENT: Danny Care announces England retirement with immediate effect - Ruck

STATEMENT: Danny Care announces England retirement with immediate effect

Danny Care, the England scrum-half, has officially retired from international rugby.

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His retirement follows his remarkable achievement as he became just the sixth player in history to earn 100 caps for England, a feat he accomplished by coming off the bench during England’s recent Six Nations victory over Ireland earlier this month.

Care made his England debut in 2008 but had a rocky road to reaching 100 caps. He simply wrote on Instagram: “All amazing things must come to an end,”

He was dropped by Eddie Jones before the 2019 Rugby World Cup and was only recalled in 2022.

He was part of the England team that finished third at the Rugby World Cup last summer.

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2027 Rugby World Cup draw (Current rankings)


  • South Africa
  • Japan
  • Georgia
  • Hong Kong
Siya Kolisi, Captain of South Africa celebrates after the Rugby World Cup Final match between New Zealand and South Africa at Stade De France, Paris on 29 October 2023 (Photo: Micah Crook/PPAUK)


  • Ireland
  • Fiji
  • Samoa
  • Chile
James Lowe of Ireland during the Autumn Nations Cup match between England and Ireland at Twickenham Stadium, Twickenham, London on November 21 2020. – PHOTO: Phil Mingo/PPAUK