London - Chris Robshaw will captain England
for the remainder of the Six Nations tournament, caretaker coach Stuart
Lancaster said on Wednesday.
"Chris has stepped into the role well and led a new team in two tough away fixtures," he said in a statement.
"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 Six Nations."
England for the first time against Scotland this month in only his
second senior appearance, replacing Lewis Moody who retired from
international rugby after last year's Rugby World Cup.
25-year-old flank's captaincy, England have notched up away wins
against Scotland (13-6) and Italy (19-15). Their next match is against
Wales on February 25 at Twickenham.
"Captaining the team against
Scotland was the proudest day of my life and to get the chance again
against Italy was fantastic," said Robshaw.
"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."