Chris Robshaw says the Test series means ‘everything’ to him
England plays Australia in Melbourne this Saturday: 11.00am kick-off
If selected the Harlequins back-rower will be winning his 50th cap
England flanker Chris Robshaw says he is using jibes from the Australian media as motivation for a historic Test series win in Melbourne on Saturday.
The former skipper is prominent in a promotional video by host broadcaster Fox Sports, which mocked England’s early exit from last year’s World Cup.
“It’s tough to see things like that, so we want to go out and prove people wrong,” revealed Robshaw.
“With stuff like that, you use it as motivation. We want to come down here as an England team and make history along the way.”
“If we don’t win the series then it is all for nothing, it’s great to win one, but we need to win two or three,” said Robshaw.
“The series is everything, Eddie put it on the line as soon as we got here that we wanted to win the series and that is the mind-set.
“For me it is the first ever game I’ve won in the southern hemisphere, so for me that’s pretty special in its own right, and so it’s about kicking on,” said Robshaw.
“We still feel we have more to give, we had some defensive lapses, and we let ourselves down with that.”
England head coach Eddie Jones has already revealed he expected a rejuvenated Wallabies this weekend, and Robshaw agreed, stating they can’t afford to have another poor opening ten minutes.
“Generally, they grow in the second Test, and they’ve had an extra week together as well,” said the Harlequins forward.
“We can’t afford to go 10-0 down after 10 minutes. We need to start well in the first minute because we might not be able to claw it back this time.
“We know we’re in a good position, but it’s about how we back that up. Every single day and every single training session we want to improve and make each other better so we can do that.”