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Robshaw captaincy extended

Chris Robshaw has been confirmed as England captain for the rest of the RBS 6 Nations.

The Harlequins flanker led England to victories over Scotland and Italy, having initially been appointed for the opening two rounds of the championship.

Interim head coach Stuart Lancaster confirmed on Wednesday morning that Robshaw will continue in the role, with England's next fixture against Wales at Twickenham on February 25.

Lancaster said: "Chris has stepped into the role well and led a new team in two tough away fixtures.

"He is one of many leaders we could have chosen against Scotland and Italy but he has shown on and off the field the qualities required to captain a side.

"We feel it is right to make a call now that Chris will lead England for the rest of the Six Nations."


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