UK time is: 03:29:55
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

England Player Tells Of Owls Woe

England international rugby union player Danny Care has revealed he only made it in to the sport because he was turned down as a youngster at Wednesday - for being too small.

Care, now 21, made his debut for England when he came off the bench in the 37-20 defeat to New Zealand last Saturday and is expected to line up against the All Blacks again this Saturday.

But his career could have gone in a totally different path had he been successful as a youngster playing football in the junior ranks with the Owls, only to be told he was too small to make it as a professional footballer.

'The new academy manager came in and said: 'He's too small. He can't play football',' Care told BBC Sport.

'I felt I was good enough. That gave me motivation to never give up.'

Care, at 5ft 9in left Wednesday at 15 and within 18 months was involved in rugby union, which he also played at school as a youngster, and had signed for the Leeds rugby academy before going on to Harlequins.

He maybe too small to pull on the famous blue and white stripes, but he'll be big enough to take on the world's best when England face New Zealand this weekend - good luck Danny!




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday June 19 2008

Time: 10:22AM

Your Comments

take it hes one of them people thats just good at every sport GIT
Barton6435
can't be as bad as the worst owls clanger of all time tricky trev frances lost out on mad eric cantana because he wanted to see him play on grass
tommy craig
i know was a bit of a clanger that one
Barton6435
Danny, you're going to get pounded :)
Auckland Owl
Danny, keep your rear end well protected. Aukland Fowl is after a piece of your ass!! Could his first name be Roger??
PomegranateTree
Ah, more of the shining wit and bad spelling for which you are becoming justly famous, PT. Keep it up, I fear my sides have split with laughing.
Auckland Owl
worked out really well for him in the end then....he was lucky there....
ernshaw
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Articles

Owls recall McCabe from Pompey loan (Thursday April 24 2014)

Prutton weighing up playing options (Thursday April 24 2014)

Owls suffer double injury blow (Thursday April 24 2014)

Tigers to offer Owls target new deal (Wednesday April 23 2014)

Preview: Owls v Charlton (Sunday April 20 2014)

Pompey keen on McCabe loan extension (Wednesday April 16 2014)

Ex-Owl Jones sacked by Port Vale (Wednesday April 16 2014)

Stats: Forest v Wednesday (Wednesday April 9 2014)

Forest 3-3 Wednesday (Wednesday April 9 2014)

Archived Articles

List All Vital Wednesday Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
12. Watford 43 15 15 13 17 60
13. Middlesbrough 44 14 16 14 7 58
14. Bolton 44 13 16 15 -3 55
15. Sheff Wed 44 13 14 17 1 53
16. Leeds Utd 44 15 8 21 -10 53
17. Huddersfield 44 13 11 20 -8 50
18. Charlton 43 11 12 20 -23 45

Breaking League News

McAllister Not Ready To Hang His Boots Up Yet
Yeovil : 24/04/2014 23:11:00
Boss takes blame
Middlesbrough : 24/04/2014 22:49:00
Pearson - Now For 100 Points
Leicester City : 24/04/2014 22:44:00
Schmeichel - End The Season Like Champions
Leicester City : 24/04/2014 22:32:00
Beevers - We Can Get Three QPR Points
Millwall : 24/04/2014 22:11:00
DRFC Doncaster Rovers v Reading Team News
Doncaster : 24/04/2014 22:11:00
Richardson Hoping For Permanent Deal
Ipswich : 24/04/2014 22:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Should the Owls give Gary Madine another chance?
Suggested By:  
Yes 85%
No 15%