For all Harlequins Rugby Union Fans

England Rugby
Gloucester Rugby
Wasps
Newcastle Rugby
Leeds Rugby
Bath Rugby

User login

You are here

Robshaw named England skipper

Harlequins FC back row player Chris Robshaw is looking forward to leading England to glory in the Six Nations Championships after being appointed as the captain once again by England head coach Stuart Lancaster.

Robshaw has easily been the most consistent player under Stuart Lancaster since the former Leeds Carnegie head coach took charge of the national team following their disastrous campaign in the 2011 Rugby World Cup where they were eliminated in the quarter final stages by France and the Harlequins FC open side was the overwhelming favorite to be named as the skipper once again the England team tries to recapture the Six Nations Championship title for the first time in three years.

They had one of the best autumn internationals at Twickenham Stoop last year, beating Australia as well as Argentina before suffering a narrow defeat to world champions New Zealand and those performances did their confidence a world of good.

England open their quest to reclaim the Six Nations Championship with a tricky match away to France and Robshaw has expressed his gratitude for Lancaster keeping his faith in him once again and is relishing the challenge that lies ahead.

He stated that Lancaster rang him up at his home and as with every decision he takes, he asked him before announcing it and as always, it will be a privilege to lead England.

Robshaw went on to add that to be the leader of one’s national team is an honor in itself and he is fortunate enough to have a group of players and leaders to help make his task easier, just like things are done at Harlequins FC.

However, Robshaw will have to cope without the presence of Nick Easter who has been overlooked once again by Lancaster in spite of his good run of form.