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Chris Robshaw Seems To Be Re-Establishing Himself As A 6

Chris Robshaw won much praise in the aftermath of Harlequins defeat to the Exeter Chiefs.

Although Harlequins were defeated 26-25 by the Exeter Chiefs at Sandy Park this afternoon, Chris Robshaw has come away with much praise for his performance at blind side flanker.

Although many have long argued that Robshaw is a six, the speed at which he seems to be transitioning into the role will impress some of his fiercest critics. Indeed it now seems that Robshaw is re-establishing himself as a blind side flanker.

After selecting him on the opposite side of the scrum for a number of games, Conor O’Shea should be given much credit for managing Robshaw’s move to six

Despite much debate as to his future as England captain, if Robshaw continues to impress for Harlequins on the blindside, he could yet hold onto the role. Indeed O’Shea was quick to lavish praise on Robshaw, telling Sky,

I never single people out, but I thought Chris Robshaw was outstanding today, I hope people take a long, hard look at that before they start writing him off.

He has been one of the outstanding back-row forwards in this country for many a year.

He made yards today when you didn’t think he could make yards, and he was turning ball over, he was tackling, he was working.

If Robshaw was to hold onto the captaincy, it would be an outstanding triumph for a player who was not so long ago derided by supporters.

Alan Drumm, Pundit Arena

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