Robshaw's Rugby World Cup word association

  • England captain speaks about pride, passion and leadership
  • Robshaw reinforces collective team ethos 

“The squad is the team around you, the people you see every day putting themselves through the mill so they’re in the right place to compete.

“You need that 31 to push each other. That makes the team as good as it can be.”

Chris Robshaw will lead England over the course of the upcoming Rugby World Cup. Now that the 31-man squad has been named, anticipation is almost at an end.

Having now assumed the role of captain in 37 Tests, the Harlequins flanker stands behind just Martin Johnson and Will Carling – two icons of the sport in this country.

With just 22 days to go until the tournament begins against Fiji on 18 September, Robshaw spoke to England Rugby TV about a number of themes including leadership, winning and pride.