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England scrum-half Danny Care is hopeful that Netflix’s new rugby docuseries can be a big boost for the game.

The evergreen Care, who is set to win his 97th cap in the upcoming Championship, was speaking recently at the world premiere of Six Nations: Full Contact. The series is now available to stream worldwide on Netflix.

“I hope it has a huge impact,” said the 37-year-old. “What we all want is more boys and girls to pick up a rugby ball and fall in love with the sport. If this series can do that, and open the doors of rugby to more people, then I’m all for it. I hope the impact will be massive.”

Care admits that the sport has been slow to adopt an open-door policy to camera crews, but that the new eight-part series seeks to address this.

“The way the world is now, and you’ve seen the likes of Drive to Survive and the access that’s been had at different football tournaments and the NFL, we’ve been a little bit behind the eight-ball with that,” he admitted. “This is going to be so insightful for viewers. It’s also a look at the best tournament in the world, the Six Nations. I’m obviously quite biased – I’ve played in a few – but I think it’s incredible and to give people a behind-the-scenes look is going to be golden.”

Care has been in sensational form for Harlequins this season, and joked that there’s scope for a spin-off featuring himself and one of his teammates for club and country. “I’d throw a mic and a lot of cameras on Joe Marler, and you could have your own docuseries on him,” suggested Care. “I might have talked myself out of a job there with Netflix, but if they’re looking for a double-act we are available!”

And if there was ever to be a Danny Care biopic on Netflix, who would play him? “Brad Pitt and Orlando Bloom would probably scrap it out to see who’d have the role,” he said, followed by a pause. “Then they’d give it to Danny De Vito.”

Six Nations: Full Contact is available to stream on Netflix now.