Chris Robshaw has been named as England’s captain for the QBE Internationals.
The Harlequins skipper has led his country in 16 of the last 19 Tests and today Head Coach Stuart Lancaster confirmed his appointment for the series against Australia, Argentina and New Zealand at Twickenham next month. He fought off strong competition from Tom Wood, who did the job so well in Argentina.
Lancaster said: “The first and foremost criteria for captaincy is to be on the team sheet and Chris is in there on his playing ability. But on top of that he has a massive amount of respect within the squad and has led England well. Every team needs leaders; we are building a strong group and Chris is at the forefront of that leadership.”
Chris Robshaw said: “Every time you pull on that white shirt it’s a privilege. It’s a huge honour to be named captain and to lead your country. But I’ve always said it’s not about who you are but what you do and I’ve got to make sure that I perform as a player first. We have some good leaders across the squad and I know we will support each other as we head into a massive game against Australia.”
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