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Barbarians want Danny Care for England showdown after lining up veteran lock George Kruis

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Barbarians want Harlequins scrum-half Danny Care for England showdown at Twickenham after lining up veteran lock George Kruis

  • Danny Care has been sounded out by the Barbarians for fixture against England 
  • Former England lock George Kruis has also been lined up by the invitational side
  • Fabien Galthie and Shaun Edwards will take charge of the Barbarians on June 19

Danny Care could go head to head with his Harlequins sidekick Marcus Smith in the Barbarians’ annual fixture against England.

Scrum-half Care has been sounded out by the invitational side who are understood to be prepared to pay a one-off release fee in his contract.

Care would only be available for the Twickenham showpiece on June 19 if Quins fail to make the Premiership final which takes place the previous day.

Scrum-half Danny Care has been sounded out by Barbarians for England clash on June 19

Scrum-half Danny Care has been sounded out by Barbarians for England clash on June 19

While the final squad will hinge on various club scenarios, the Barbarians’ recruitment is already underway with former England lock George Kruis also being lined up.

Kruis, who currently plays for Panasonic Wild Knights, will retire at the end of the Japanese season.

Should he take up the offer, the fixture could be the final outing of his career against his former international team-mates.

The Barbarians will have a strong French feel with the Six Nations Grand Slam-winning coaching team of Fabien Galthie and Shaun Edwards taking charge.

Former England lock George Kruis has also been lined up by the invitational side

Former England lock George Kruis has also been lined up by the invitational side 

England will continue their Women’s Six Nations Grand Slam bid in front of a record crowd against Wales on Saturday.

More than 12,000 tickets have been sold for the Kingsholm clash meaning it will be the biggest gate Simon Middleton’s Red Roses will have played in front of.

It will beat the previous record of 10,974 at Twickenham Stoop when England Women took on Wales in March 2020. Both England and Wales are unbeaten in 2022.

Northampton have confirmed former England centre Piers Francis will join Ahsee Tuala, Api Ratuniyarawa and Taqele Naiyaravoro in leaving at the end of the season.

Wales men’s side will face New Zealand, Argentina and their World Cup pool stage rivals Georgia and Australia in their four autumn fixtures. 

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