New contract for Robshaw

Date published: November 17 2015

Harlequins have announced that England captain and back-row Chris Robshaw has signed a contract extension with the Premiership club.

Having played over 200 senior matches for the club since graduating from the award winning Academy, Robshaw has become one of the most experienced, valuable and influential squad members at Harlequins.

The two-time Premiership Player of the Year winner was named Harlequins captain in 2010, a role he held during the club's most successful period in its near 150 year history.

After lifting the Challenge Cup in 2011, he was named man of the match and scored a try during the club's maiden Premiership crown in 2012. He was also captain of the club during the LV= Cup and Aviva 'A' League winning campaigns.

"I am honoured to have re-signed with Harlequins, a team I've supported my whole life. The club feels like an extended family to me with its amazing players, management and supporters," he said.

"I'm looking forward to seeing what the future holds for the club and I'm extremely excited to keep pushing for silverware with both Harlequins and England.

"I would like to thank all of the supporters for their continued support and look forward to being with this great club in the years to come."

Harlequins director of rugby Conor O'Shea added: "Chris is everything you want in a rugby player and everything that you would want as a person. He has achieved incredible things in his career to date. 

"Chris is an exceptional ambassador and role model for the sport and deserves recognition for what he has done, and will continue to do, for this game; I'd like to thank him for his selfless dedication, humility and resilience.

"I'm sure everyone at Harlequins will be delighted with this announcement and will look forward to seeing Chris playing in a Harlequins and England shirt for many years to come."