Six Nations: Chris Robshaw re-appointed England captain
Chris Robshaw has been re-appointed as England captain for the Six Nations.
Last Updated: 17/01/14 2:38pm
Robshaw was first appointed in coach Stuart Lancaster's first match against Scotland in February 2012.
He has led England in 19 of their last 22 Tests - only missing the third Test in South Africa in June 2012 through injury and last summer's series in Argentina, for which he was rested.
Lancaster said: "Chris is in the team on merit as a player first and foremost but he has also shown himself to be an outstanding leader for Harlequins and England. He led us well during the QBE Internationals and I have no doubt that, as he goes into his third Six Nations as captain, he will do likewise."
Robshaw said: "Stuart rang me yesterday and, as with every time he has asked me, it is a great privilege. To lead your country is a massive honour but I am fortunate to have a group of players and leaders who support me in that.
"We want to kick on from the QBE Internationals and we can't wait for the challenge ahead, starting with a tough away match against France."