Robshaw signs new Harlequins contract

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 12:46
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NEWS: Former England captain Chris Robshaw has agreed a new long-term contract with Harlequins, the English Premiership club announced Thursday.

The 31-year-old flank has spent his entire senior career with the London side and this latest deal will keep him at the Twickenham Stoop until 2020.

"I am extremely proud to have re-signed with the club that gave me my first chance as a player and I've cheered for since I was a child," said Robshaw, who made his Quins debut 12 years ago and has since won 56 England caps, including captaining his country during their ill-fated 2015 World Cup campaign on home soil. 

"I thank Harlequins and the supporters for the incredible continued support that's been shown to me," added Robshaw, twice a former Premiership player of the year, who has captained Quins to a league title and European Challenge Cup success, in a club statement. 

"John Kingston and the coaching team have recruited well, and we have our sights firmly set on getting silverware this year."

Robshaw, 31, remains a key member of Six Nations champions England's side under Eddie Jones and Harlequins Director of Rugby Kingston was delighted to see him stay at the Stoop, saying: "I am absolutely delighted that we have agreed a further contract extension with Chris.

"He continues to be a fantastic advert for Harlequins in the way he conducts himself both on and off the pitch."

Kingston added: "His influence within the group is immense, and I know, in talking at length with him, he has an incredible appetite to win further major domestic and European honours with the only club he has represented.

"This is brilliant news for Harlequins at a time when we are preparing for what will be an incredibly exciting season, back in the (European) Champions Cup."

Agence France-Presse

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