Robshaw future still unknown

Date published: December 23 2015

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England flanker Chris Robshaw admits he doesn't know if he will be reinstated as skipper by new head coach Eddie Jones for the upcoming Six Nations.

The 29-year-old Harlequins back-row captained his country to a Rugby World Cup campaign that saw the team fail to make the knockout stages.

He's subsequently been widely backed not to be captain when England start their 2016 Six Nations challenge against Scotland on February 6.

And when asked whether he knows his fate after one-on-one talks with new head coach Jones earlier this month, Robshaw said he was unsure.

"Eddie is good guy. We had a good chat, but there were two people in the room and that's between us. But he's a good man and hopefully he's got some exciting ideas for English rugby," he told Sky Sports News HQ.

"I'm not sure about the captaincy. That's down to Eddie. If he wants me to continue as England captain I'd be hugely honoured, but if he decides to go for someone else I would respect that decision and fully back the person who comes in.

"As a player you want to go out there and achieve individually and be a part of that team and my mentality first and foremost is to be part of that team."

Robshaw was then quizzed as to who he would prefer to be captain should he miss out on the role, to which he gave a measured response.

"You would have to ask Eddie," he said. "That's a decision for him to make. I'm enjoying my rugby and we'll take it from there."

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