England Rugby: New Harlequins deal for Robshaw

England captain Chris Robshaw

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England captain Chris Robshaw revealed he has signed an extension to his current deal with Harlequins, keeping him at the club until the summer of 2016.

Robshaw made his debut for Quins in 2005 and has gone on to establish himself as a key figure both domestically and internationally.

The 27-year-old was named captain of his club in 2010 and has scored 16 tries in 170 appearances for the 2011 Amlin Challenge Cup winners.

The back-row forward helped lead the London-based club to the Premiership title in 2012 and received the accolade of Premiership Player of the Year last term.

The skipper revealed that he is keen on helping the club to continue challenging for silverware and hopes a number of other established players can also be tied down to lengthy deals to help keep Quins moving in the right direction.

Robshaw said: “It’s a fantastic club with huge aspirations, which I am excited to be a part of.

“I have learnt so much in my time here and continue to do so from all the people around me. I am really looking forward to kicking off this season and winning more silverware with this great club.”

Quins coach Conor O’Shea played a key role in convincing the England international that putting pen-to-paper was the right way forward and insists the new deal is good news for the club and all of its supporters.

O’Shea said: “Chris is not just an incredible rugby player, he is and has proven to be one of the great leaders of the modern game.

“We know we have a player and person who will do everything he can to lead this club to the success and levels we all crave.”

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