Care recalls when Jones names the England squad for the Barbarians game

June 12 (Reuters) – England manager Eddie Jones on Sunday named a 36-man squad for next weekend’s non-cap game against Barbarians, with Danny Care returning for the first time in almost four years.

With Leicester Tigers and Saracens set to play in the Premiership final the day before, players from either club will not be involved.

Care, who has 84 caps for England, has not acquired an international cap since his last game against Japan in November 2018, but the scrumhalf was rewarded with Harlequins for his exploits.

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The 35-year-old, who helped the Harlequins win the Premiership title last season, was also shortlisted for player of the season this year, eventually losing the honor to Saracen’s flanker Ben Earl.

He had been called up to the Barbarians squad before Jones decided to call him up to England with a view to next month’s tour of Australia.

“This is a strong, diverse squad. There are a lot of exciting young players and some veteran players who have another opportunity to shine,” said Jones.

“Everyone will get a chance to campaign to be part of the Australian tour squad as we prepare for the Barbarians.

“The Barbarians game at Twickenham is always a great rugby event and we know the fans always have a great day watching a really entertaining game.”

George Furbank, Louis Lynagh, Sam Simmonds, Kyle Sinckler, Henry Slade, Manu Tuilagi and Anthony Watson were all unavailable through injury.

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Jamie Blamire (Newcastle Falcons, 6 caps)

Callum Chick (Newcastle Falcons, 2 caps)

Will Collier (Harlequins, 2 caps)

Tom Curry (Sale Sharks, 40 Capsules)

Trevor Davison (Newcastle Falcons, 2 caps)

Alex Dombrandt (Harlequins, 9 internationals)

Charlie Ewels (Bath Rugby, 30 caps)

Will Goodrick-Clarke (London Irishman, uncapped)

Jonny Hill (Exeter Chiefs, 12 caps)

Ted Hill (Worcester Warriors, 2 internationals)

Sam Jeffries (Bristol Bears, uncapped)

Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints, 93 caps)

Lewis Ludlam (Northampton Saints, 11 caps)

Bevan Rodd (Sale Sharks, 2 caps)

Patrick Schickerling (Exeter Chiefs, uncapped)

Jack Singleton (Gloucester Rugby, 3 caps)

Will Stuart (Bath Rugby, 20 caps)

Sam Underhill (Bath Rugby, 28 caps)

Jack Walker (Harlequins, uncapped)

Jack Willis (Wasps, 3 Capsules)


Henry Arundell (London Irishman, uncapped)

Mark Atkinson (Gloucester Rugby, 1 cap)

Orlando Bailey (Bath Rugby, uncapped)

Danny Care (Harlequins, 84 caps)

Joe Cokanasiga (Bath Rugby, 11 caps)

Fraser Dingwall (Northampton Saints, uncapped)

Tommy Freeman (Northampton Saints, uncapped)

Ollie Hassell-Collins (London Irishman, uncapped)

Will Joseph (London Irishman, uncapped)

Joe Marchant (Harlequins, 12 caps)

Jonny May (Gloucester Rugby, 69 caps)

Alex Mitchell (Northampton Saints, 1 cap)

Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs, 39 caps)

Adam Radwan (Newcastle Falcons, 2 caps)

Harry Randall (Bristol Bears, 6 caps)

Marcus Smith (Harlequins, 10 internationals)

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Reporting by Rohith Nair in Bengaluru; Edited by Christian Radnedge

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