Harlequins

ROBSHAW NAMED AS CAPTAIN

Harlequins’ captain Chris Robshaw has been named as England’s skipper for the forthcoming Six Nations opener against Scotland despite only having made one appearance for his nation’s team to date.

Robshaw’s lone cap came over two and a half years ago, but is tipped to play an integral role in the future of the England side following some impressive form for Harlequins so far this season.

Robshaw fought off competition from Dylan Hartley, Tom Croft and Tom Wood for the role, but when Wood picked up a toe injury the Quins man emerged as the favourite to take the role.