Wood to captain England?

31st Jul 2013, 16:11

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Permanent: Tom Wood

Permanent: Tom Wood

Northampton Saints flanker Tom Wood is set to replace Chris Robshaw as England captain, according to reports.

Northampton Saints flanker Tom Wood is set to replace Chris Robshaw as England captain, according to reports.

Wood was initially expected to lead England when Stuart Lancaster took over as head coach in 2012, but he was forced out of the Six Nations due to injury with Robshaw taking the armband.

The Harlequins flanker has since lead England to two second-placed finishes in the Six Nations and a famous victory over New Zealand last December.

Robshaw was not selected for the British and Irish Lions tour to Australia, whilst Wood went on to lead England on their successful June tour of South America, which included a two-test series victory over Argentina.

With Robshaw's position in the England side in doubt following the emergence of Matt Kvesic, Wood is expected to carry on from where he left off ahead of England's November Internationals against Australia, Argentina and New Zealand.