Chris Robshaw: led Quins to Amlin Challenge Cup success last season
Harlequins captain, Chris Robshaw, will lead England for the remainder of the 2012 RBS 6 Nations.
Having led England to away wins over Scotland and Italy, Robshaw will next skipper the side against Wales at Twickenham Stadium on 25 February.
England Head Coach Stuart 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 RBS 6 Nations."
Robshaw said: "Captaining the team against Scotland was the proudest day of my life and to get the chance again against Italy was fantastic. To do so at Twickenham would be something else and I'm thankful to the coaches for giving me that opportunity and to all the lads for helping me over the last few weeks. For now I'm just focusing on training hard and helping us get ready to play a strong Welsh team."
Robshaw led Quins to victory in last season's Amlin Challenge Cup, and is likely to be in charge for the coming knockout campaign when the tournament holders travel to Toulon for a much anticipated quarter-final match on Friday, 6 April.
As part of the build-up to next month's Cardiff 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals weekend, ERC has joined forces with the WRU, Cardiff Blues and adidas to develop an annual grassroots community rugby programme targeting young players.
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