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- Aviva Premiership
- 20th Apr 2013
- KO 15:00
- Ground: Sixways Stadium
- Att: 19,579
Aviva Premiership: Conor O'Shea tips Danny Care for the Lions
Danny is an absolute magician on the rugby field as he is a magnificent player. The Lions must take him; he will be brilliant on the hard pitches in Australia.
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Conor O'Shea says Harlequins scrum-half Danny Care is a shoo-in for the British and Irish Lions after his performance in the win at Worcester.
Care scored two of his side's six tries at Sixways and created two more as Quins secured their place in the Aviva Premiership semi-finals with a 42-26 triumph.
Quins director of rugby O'Shea said: "Danny is an absolute magician on the rugby field as he is a magnificent player.
"The Lions must take him; he will be brilliant on the hard pitches in Australia."
O'Shea was impressed by his side's overall performance as they remained committed to playing enterprising rugby despite three successive defeats, including the Heineken Cup quarter-final defeat to Munster.
"We were gutted not to have performed against Munster but we are committed in our philosophy to play the game fast and loose," O'Shea said.
"The firm grounds suit us and summer has taken a long time to arrive but no one has scored more than 24 points at Sixways this season and we have scored 42."
Quins' captain Chris Robshaw was helped from the field midway through the second half but O'Shea said: "Chris came down on his ankle and twisted it, it is swollen but he will be fine."
Worcester have lost eight of their last nine matches and parted ways with director of rugby Richard Hill during the week, but played with good spirit and were fully committed to the end.
Corin Palmer, Worcester's director of operations, said: "We wanted to put a performance on for our fans. It has been a very difficult week, we asked for passion and we certainly showed some."
The game was marred by a serious-looking injury suffered by Warriors' number eight Semisi Taulava, who was stretchered off with 10 minutes remaining.
"His neck was placed in a brace and he has gone to hospital but hopefully it was just a precaution and he will be ok," said Palmer.Aviva Premiership. Click here to bet.
Aviva Premiership Table
|Friday 5th September|
|19:45||Northampton vs Gloucester|
|Saturday 6th September|
|14:00||Sale vs Bath|
|14:00||Saracens vs Wasps|
|15:00||Leicester vs Newcastle|
|16:30||London Irish vs Harlequins|
|Sunday 7th September|
|14:00||London Welsh vs Exeter|
|Friday 12th September|
|19:45||Harlequins vs Saracens|
|Saturday 13th September|
|15:00||Gloucester vs Sale|
|15:00||Bath vs London Welsh|
|15:15||Exeter vs Leicester|
|Sunday 14th September|
|14:00||Wasps vs Northampton|
|15:00||Newcastle vs London Irish|
|Friday 19th September|
|19:45||Gloucester vs Exeter|
|Saturday 20th September|
|14:00||Sale vs London Welsh|
|15:00||Harlequins vs Wasps|
|15:00||London Irish vs Saracens|
|15:15||Bath vs Leicester|
|Sunday 21st September|
|14:00||Newcastle vs Northampton|
|Friday 26th September|
|19:45||London Welsh vs Gloucester|
|Saturday 27th September|
|15:00||Leicester vs London Irish|
|15:00||Saracens vs Sale|
|15:15||Northampton vs Bath|
|Sunday 28th September|
|14:00||Wasps vs Newcastle|
|14:00||Exeter vs Harlequins|
|Friday 3rd October|
|19:45||Bath vs Saracens|
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