Robshaw relishing Twickenham return


Chris Robshaw cannot wait to return to the Twickenham turf as England's Six Nations campaign resumes against defending champions Ireland on Saturday.

England's last appearance on their home ground came at the Rugby World Cup in October last year, when a 33-13 humbling by Australia condemned them to elimination in the group stage - the first hosts to do so.

Under the new leadership of head coach Eddie Jones, who chose Dylan Hartley to replace Robshaw as captain, England have made a strong start to their 2016 Six Nations challenge, recording wins away at Scotland and Italy.

Next up are the double defending champions, and Robshaw is excited at the prospect of returning to familiar surroundings.

"No matter how many times you play there it's always slightly different and there is nothing quite like playing in front of 80,000 of your own supporters. It's fantastic," Robshaw told England Rugby's official website.

"I think the supporters will be excited to see England back there.

"We're back at Twickenham, it's a fantastic venue, during the World Cup I don't think we experienced support and noise levels quite like it, whether that was getting off the bus initially or getting into the stadium, warming up, hearing the national anthem or playing.

"Of course the World Cup was pretty tough and went against us but I don't think we've had a succession of negative games. For us now it's about building that consistency and rewarding the fans."