Fast start a must for Robshaw

01st Aug 2014, 10:31

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Last year's opener: Robshaw

Last year's opener: Robshaw

Harlequins captain Chris Robshaw is eager to get off to the best possible start when they face London Irish in the London Double Header.

Harlequins captain Chris Robshaw is eager to get off to the best possible start when his side faces London Irish in 2014/15's London Double Header.

Twickenham is the setting for the September 6 games, with Quins edging Wasps 16-15 last year after Andy Goode's late penalty hit the upright.

But Quins ultimately suffered three defeats in their first five Premiership games, albeit progressing to the play-offs in the end thanks to a resurgence.

"We dug ourselves out of a hole last season," flank Robshaw said at the launch of Harlequins new Adidas, DHL sponsored kit for this season.

"We had a tough year with injuries and started a bit slow, so we left ourselves with a bit to do.

"Every season you want to be in the top four and have a shot of getting silverware at the end of the season. On the last day we just about escaped.

"The last six matches were must-win games, which were tough and quite exhausting, but the effort of the guys was outstanding to get ourselves [to the play-offs].

"Hopefully we can start the season a bit better this year, hit the ground running and get ourselves in a good position for the rest of the year.

"And what better place to start than at Twickenham in front of a big crowd. The players love it, hopefully the fans do to and hopefully we can come away with another opening day win."