Former England captain Chris Robshaw retires

Chris Robshaw, former third line and captain of the fifteen of the Rose, undermined by injuries, announced Friday on his Twitter account that he was retiring, at 36 years old.  » After sustaining three shoulder injuries in a short time, my body was telling me to blow the final whistle. After eighteen years of professionalism and a career that I could have dreamed of, I officially announce my retirement from high level. »

Robshaw made his England debut in June 2009 against Argentina. Not retained for the 2011 World Cup, he had to wait until 2012 to find the England team and was promoted to captain, the coach at the time, Stuart Lancaster, having decided to rejuvenate the executives after a failed World Cup in New Zealand.

« To have played for the England team and to have captained it has been the greatest honor of my life »

He has 66 caps, including 47 as captain, and has two victories in the Six Nations Tournament to his name, in 2016 with the Grand Slam when he lost his captain’s stripes, then in 2017.

In club, after having worn the Harlequins jersey without interruption from 2006 to 2020, he tried an experience in the United States to finish his career there at the San Diego Legions. « No words are strong enough to describe the chance and the privilege that I had to have accomplished such a career »added Robshaw. « Playing for and captaining the England team has been the greatest honor of my life, and there’s no greater feeling than representing and leading your country. »

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