Robshaw would back new England captain


Chris Robshaw would be fully supportive of whomever Eddie Jones selects as his England captain.

Robshaw has led the side for three years, but his position has come into question following a disappointing Rugby World Cup campaign in which England failed to progress from their pool.

Stuart Lancaster, who appointed the Harlequins flanker as skipper, has since been replaced as head coach by Jones, with Dylan Hartley widely tipped to be appointed captain by the former Japan coach.

However, Robshaw insists he simply wants to be part of the team at the Six Nations and would back any decision made over the captaincy.

"He's a good guy and we had a good chat. Hopefully he's got some exciting ideas for English rugby," he told Sky Sports News.

"From my point of view, if he continues with me as captain I'd be hugely honoured, but if he goes for someone else I'd respect that decision and fully back the person who comes in.

"But as a player you want to go there, achieve individually and be part of that team, and that's my mentality first and foremost.

"You'll have to ask [Jones if I will remain captain]. I'm back here [at Harlequins] at the moment, playing and enjoying my rugby and we'll take it from there."