Chris Robshaw

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Nationality: English
Date of Birth: 4 June 1986 (29)
Height: 6ft 2in
Weight: 17st 2lb
Team: Harlequins

Robshaw started his rugby career at the age of seven at Warlingham RFC. A talented youngster, he played at a high level throughout his youth. He attended Cumnor House and Millfield schools, both of which have produced top-flight players such as Elliot Daly and Gareth Edwards.

On leaving school Robshaw was accepted to the Harlequins Academy and made his debut for the club in 2005 at flanker. He has made over 200 appearances and was named captain in 2010, a title he held until last summer when Joe Marler was named as his replacement.

Robshaw’s international career took some time to come to fruition. He played for England U18 Schools, then U21s and made his international Test debut on tour against Argentina in 2009. Despite being selected for Martin Johnson’s 2011 World cup training squad, Robshaw failed to secure a place in the final selection.

Stuart Lancaster called upon Robshaw to captain the England squad for the 2012 Six Nations. Pulled from relative obscurity, he made his mark as captain and flanker, securing a regular spot. In the same year, he was named Aviva Premiership Player of the Year.

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