Chris Robshaw to captain England

The RFU announced yesterday that Chris Robshaw will captain England for the rest of the RBS 6 Nations.

England's Chris Robshaw with Calcutta Cup Feb 2012
Chris Robshaw with the Calcutta Cup 2012

They’re obviously pleased with his work against Scotland and Italy and have made the official announcement that he’ll keep the skippers role for the rest of the Tournament.

Head Coach, Stuart Lancaster, had this to say about the decision:

Chris has stepped into the role well and led a new team in two tough away fixtures. He is one of many leaders we could have chosen against Scotland and Italy but he has shown on and off the field the qualities required to captain a side. We feel it is right to make a call now that Chris will lead England for the rest of the RBS 6 Nations.

Robshaw, obviously delighted with the decision, said:

Captaining the team against Scotland was the proudest day of my life and to get the chance again against Italy was fantastic. To do so at Twickenham would be something else and I’m thankful to the coaches for giving me that opportunity and to all the lads for helping me over the last few weeks. For now I’m just focusing on training hard and helping us get ready to play a strong Welsh team.

It’ll be interesting to see how he measures up at Twickenham on the 25th when England face Wales. It should be a tough test for both the captain and the new England squad.

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