Stuart Lancaster, the head coach of the England Rugby Team has given confirmation that Harlequins FC skipper Chris Robshaw has been reappointed as the captain of the team for the upcoming Six Nations Championship.
The Harlequins man was in scintillating form last term as he led the England team to a second placed finish in the Six Nations Championship and will wear the captain’s armband against Scotland when England play their first game at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday, the 2nd of February.
Lancaster announced Robshaw as the captain for the upcoming competition in a squad meeting and according to him, Robshaw stepped into the role of the team captain last year when he was building a new England Rugby Team from scratch and he has grown as a leader since then, both on the field and off it and so, it was only justified that he was retained as the skipper.
Lancaster also stated that Robshaw gave a good account of his skills during the QBE Internationals as well as in the matches against the All Blacks of New Zealand and it was important that the whole squad got behind them, which they did without hesitation. He mentioned that the best thing about the current England team is that there are a number of leaders in the team and when they work together, they can back Robshaw and take the team forward as the entire team is looking to get a push on from that result.
Speaking about his reappointment as the captain of the England Rugby Team, Robshaw stated that he was informed by Stuart Lancaster himself and it is extremely pleasing to be asked again to captain one’s national team. The fact he was chosen from several leaders is also a huge honor in itself for Chris Robshaw.