Care aiming to finish on a high

Date published: October 9 2015

Despite their early exit, England scrum-half Danny Care revealed the team is aiming to finish the Rugby World Cup on a high note with a win against Uruguay.

The hosts face a winless Uruguay at Manchester City Stadium on Saturday and Care revealed that the team will be looking for any positives from the match.

"It's been a brilliant few months with the team and we've grown a lot as a squad, but obviously we are out of the tournament and we are gutted," said the 28-year-old.

"But I think there are some positives to take forward. We’ve learnt a lot from the last two games even though we lost to two great teams, and me and the lads are desperate to get out there and finish on a high.

Despite having over 50 caps for England, this will be Care's first outing at a World Cup, something he has been looking forward to.

"I've waited seven years to get a World Cup game and I've been banging on Stuart's door from day one of this tournament to put me in the team," added the Harlequins scrum-half.

"These aren't the circumstances I like to be involved in but it's a World Cup game, wearing an England jersey and I’m incredibly proud of that."

In terms of the opposition, Care heaped praise on the South Americans for their never-say-die attitude.

"We respect Uruguay, we know they’ve had some very tough games and they've battled for the full 80 minutes," he added.

"You cannot fault their commitment so we want to play 80 minutes, do a professional job and come away with a win.

"Uruguay are such a proud team. They don't commit many men to the ruck so they want to come out and put big shots on you and make it difficult for you. I'm sure my head will have a target on it, which is always nice."