Chris Robshaw Makes Headlines
Former England Rugby National Team Captain, Chris Robshaw, has made headlines in the U.S. and across the globe when it was announced he has signed with San Diego Legion for the 2021 and 2022 seasons. Take a look at some of the top headlines below.
ESPN: Former England captain Chris Robshaw joins San Diego Legion
The 33-year-old announced in February that he would leave Harlequins after 16 years at the club and was strongly linked to a move overseas with MLR a likely destination. And now after finishing the current extended campaign with Harlequins, he will journey to San Diego Legion to continue his rugby career in the U.S.
“Each season the MLR has grown and advanced its reputation in professional rugby circles,” Robshaw said in a statement.
The Telegraph: Harlequins flanker Chris Robshaw announces move to MLR’s San Diego Legion
Chris Robshaw is set to finish his professional rugby career in the United States as the former England captain confirmed on Wednesday evening that he has signed for the San Diego Legion in Major League Rugby (MLR).
The 34-year-old flanker signed a contract extension with Harlequins in order to complete the coronavirus-delayed season with the club he has been with since he was a teenager. He has signed a contract to play for the Southern Californian side in 2021 and 2022.
The Guardian: Chris Robshaw, ex-England captain, signs for San Diego Legion in MLR
In a statement, Robshaw said: “Each season the MLR has grown and advanced its reputation in professional rugby circles. I have been looking at my options to play in the MLR over the last 12 months and there have been plenty of rumors about where I might play.
“In the end, it really was an obvious and easy choice for me. In a short period of time, SD Legion has built a reputation as being a world-class organisation. I am very excited [about] being part of that organisation and helping continue to advance its reputation both on and off the field.”
BBC Sports : Chris Robshaw: San Diego Legion sign ex-England captain on two-year deal
Former England captain Chris Robshaw has completed a move to San Diego Legion in the USA’s Major League Rugby.
“Each season the MLR has grown and advanced its reputation,” said Robshaw, after signing a two-year deal. I’ve been looking at my options to play in the MLR over the past 12 months. It was an easy choice for me.”
San Diego Union Tribune: Chris Robshaw, former England rugby captain, joining San Diego Legion
The San Diego Legion rugby club has made a player signing that’s news in England, where international matches can draw 80,000 spectators.
Former England captain Chris Robshaw has joined the Legion, the team said Wednesday morning, aligning the burly flanker to play for the club in 2021 and 2022.
Robshaw, 34, was England’s captain at the 2015 Rugby World Cup and for 43 matches in all.
San Diego Legion is a standout within Major League Rugby, a 13-team outfit that plans a Feb. 13 launch for its fourth season.
Times of San Diego: San Diego Legion Signs England Rugby Star Chris Robshaw for 2021, 2022 Seasons
“Each season the MLR has grown and advanced its reputation in professional rugby circles. I have been looking at my options to play in the MLR over the last 12 months and there have been plenty of rumors about where I might play,” Robshaw said. “In the end, it really was an obvious and easy choice for me. In a short period of time, SD Legion has built a reputation as being a world class organization. I am very excited to being part of that organization and helping continue to advance its reputation both on and off the field.”
Daily Mail: Former England captain Chris Robshaw set to join San Diego Legion in United States’ Major League Rugby in 2021
Former England captain Chris Robshaw is on the verge of completing a trans-Atlantic transfer to San Diego Legion.
The flanker is expected to join the likes of Ben Foden, Drew Mitchell and Ma’a Nonu in the fledgling American competition, with San Diego now his most likely destination.
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