England captain Robshaw commits future to Harlequins


Harlequins have announced captain Chris Robshaw has committed his future to the club.

The England skipper has spent his entire professional career with Harlequins, helping them win the European Challenge Cup in 2011 and the Premiership in 2012.

And the flanker - who came in for considerable criticism following England's Rugby World Cup defeat to Wales and their subsequent pool-stage exit after losing to Australia last month - is now targeting more trophies with the London club.

Robshaw said: "I am honoured to have re-signed with Harlequins, a team I've supported my whole life. The club feels like an extended family to me with its amazing players, management and supporters.

"I'm looking forward to seeing what the future holds for the club and I'm extremely excited to keep pushing for silverware with both Harlequins and England.

"I would like to thank all of the supporters for their continued support and look forward to being with this great club in the years to come."

Harlequins Director of Rugby Conor O'Shea added: "Chris is everything you want in a rugby player and everything that you would want as a person. He has achieved incredible things in his career to date. 

"Chris is an exceptional ambassador and role model for the sport and deserves recognition for what he has done, and will continue to do, for this game; I'd like to thank him for his selfless dedication, humility and resilience.

"I'm sure everyone at Harlequins will be delighted with this announcement and will look forward to seeing Chris playing in a Harlequins and England shirt for many years to come."