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Chris Robshaw has led his country more than 40 times including guiding the Red Rose to the 2015 NatWest 6 Nations Championship.

In his 42 matches as England captain, Chris led the side to 25 wins before the leadership passed to Dylan Hartley for the 2016 Six Nations in which Chris started all five games and played a valuable role in the Grand Slam.

Chris also played an important part in the 39-28 victory over Australia in the opening game in the 2016 series at Brisbane and became man of the match in Melbourne after one of his finest displays in an England shirt.

He captained his country for the 40th time in the Rugby World Cup match against Wales in September 2015 to overtake Martin Johnson’s England total. Only Will Carling (59 Tests) has been in charge in more games.

Chris also led England to a 38-21 triumph over New Zealand at Twickenham in December 2012, their biggest win in the fixture, exceeding the 13-point margin at Twickenham back in 1936 and ending their 20-match unbeaten sequence.

The flanker scored his maiden Test try against Australia at The Home of England Rugby in November 2013 and his second one when England beat Italy 52-11 in Rome the following March.

He won his first cap against Argentina at Salta in 2009 having been a key member of the England Saxons side that beat Scotland A 36-19 to lift the 2008 Barclays Churchill Cup.

Chris began playing when seven at Warlingham RFC and was educated at Cumnor House School, Surrey, became the captain of Harlequins for 2010-11 and led the club to an historic first Premiership title in 2011-12.

He captained Harlequins for four seasons before Joe Marler took over in the autumn of 2014.

Ten years on from his Harlequins debut, he was awarded a testimonial year in 2016 with a series of events raising money for his chosen charities The Teenage Cancer Trust, Walking With The Wounded and Canine Partners.

Redhill-born, Chris captained Millfield, where he was a contemporary of former Gloucester full back Olly Morgan and Anthony Allen, the former Leicester centre, and shared in a Grand Slam at U21 level.

After playing in the first three matches, a broken leg ended his tournament prematurely but he recovered to appear in the 2006 IRB U21 World Championship.

He has also represented the national U18 side and went on to study for a degree in Business Management at Roehampton University.

International Record

10 points - 2T

2009 Arg (2) 2012 S, It, W, F, I, SA (1,2,), Fj, A, SA, NZ 2013 S, I, F, It, W, A, Arg, NZ 2014 F, S, I, W, It, NZ (1,2,3), NZ, SA, Sam, A 2015 W, It, I, S, F, F, I World Cup - Fj, W, A, U 2016 S, It, I, W, F, A(1,2,3), SA, Fj(R), Arg, A 2017 Arg (2), Arg, A, Sam 2018 It, W, S, F, I, SA (1,3)

 

Last updated: 24 June 2018

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