Chris Robshaw To Face England With The Barbarians

Chris Robshaw To Face England With The Barbarians

The Barbarians have confirmed that Chris Robshaw will play one last time in England before he jets off to the United States where he join The San Diego Legion. 

He will turn out for the Barbarians against England on 25 October as he bids English Rugby farewell having already played his final game for Harlequins.

The flanker earned his 300th cap for Quins on Sunday with a 32-26 win over Leicester Tigers before he heads to his Major League side.

“It is a massive honour and privilege to be able to wear the famous Black and White shirt of the Barbarians and I will do so with great pride." Robshaw said 

“It has been a strange season and while I have not been able to play out my Quins career in front of fans, I am so happy I will have a chance to say farewell to England at Twickenham.

“It will be great fun and a great challenge to face up against old team-mates and I can’t wait.”

The former England captain won 66 test caps for his country – 43 as captain – and bowed out of the international scene following the tour of South Africa in 2018.

The Barbarians will be coached by former Scotland head coach and now Fiji coach Vern Cotter. He will be joined by former New Zealand player and international referee Glen Jackson - recently appointed Fiji Assistant Coach - within his set-up.

Cotter said: "I'm hugely excited and honoured to be taking the reins for the Barbarians' match against England later this month.

"It is a big moment in a rugby career to be involved with this famous club. It's going to be a different experience given the global situation, but it's important to get international rugby back on track and significant we are able to come together for this fixture.


"I'm also very pleased to bring Glen into the coaching team and I know the players will enjoying working with him and having him on their side!

"It will be special to be back at Twickenham facing England and even without having fans there, I'm looking forward to the team running out for the Quilter Cup. It's another important moment in the return international rugby."

Cotter took the helm at Fiji in January 2020, joining from Top 14 side Montpellier.


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