Nick Evans has backed Chris Robshaw to retain the captaincy of the England national team and also go on to lead Harlequins FC to more trophies and glory.
Robshaw was rested for the England team’s tour of Argentina over the summer where Tom Wood of the Northampton Saints was given charge of the team and Stuart Lancaster is now regarding Robshaw solely as a blind side flanker and this has led to speculation about him being able to hold on the skipper’s arm band.
However, the former #10 for the All Blacks is adamant his teammate is still the best man to lead the England team from the front and according to Evans, the player will prove his critics wrong over time and help The Quins to life the Aviva Premiership title once again, just like he did a couple of years ago.
According to Evans, he expects a stellar year from Chris and he hopes he proves a lot of his critics wrong. He went on to add that critics have a short term memory problem and they seem to forget it was the Harlequins FC man who led England to a record points victory over New Zealand and went on to collect two man of the match awards in the Six Nations.
Robshaw, just like Nick Evans, has also put pen to paper to a new contract at the club and the two of them are getting ready to lead the club in the race for the Premiership once again as they kick off their campaign this weekend when Harlequins FC host the Newcastle Falcons at Twickenham Stoop.
And Evans is confident Robshaw knows he has a lot to prove this season and will rise to the challenge that has been laid in front of him by his critics.