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According to his boss at Harlequins, Conor O’Shea, he is the form man at scrum-half in this season’s Premiership and deserves his chance with both England and also the Lions.
Quins’ form towards the end of the season; they were knocked out of the Heineken Cup by Munster and stuttered in the league in April has not helped Care’s chances of international selection but the Quins’ number nine remains optimistic.
“It was disappointing for me in the Six Nations, I would love to have started,” said Care.
“I thought I had a great chance of doing that with my form in the Premiership but it wasn’t to be.
“Stuart spoke to me early on and said there was nothing between me and Ben Youngs, they were just going for him at the moment.
“It was hard to take because you feel there must be something as he got to play ahead of me. All I could do was try-taking my chances when I got them. I got off the bench and scored against Scotland, as well as a few other impacts off the bench.
“Then I got the start against Italy and as a team we did not go well. It was one of those where things just didn’t go for me.
“But the starting England team had played so well anyway through the championship, so it was hard to make changes and Ben got the shout for the rest of the tournament.”