Being one of the most popular players on the globe is likely to generate an incredible fan-base globally, but we are fairly confident that there are some aspects of Chris Robshaw’s life and career you are not familiar with.
1. Early life
Born the second of three boys, Robshaw had to cope with the trauma of his father’s death when he was just five years old. Alan, an architect, died from a heart attack at 40. His mother, Patricia, raised her sons alone.
2. Struggles in school
The future England star struggled with dyslexia at school, but was able to release his frustation on the rugby pitch.
“Dyslexia was a huge struggle, the classroom and academic work was difficult, so my happy place, the place where I learned to grow in confidence was out at the club playing mini-rugby, going out and playing in school”,
3. His love of Arsenal
Boyhood Arsenal supporter Chris Robshaw welcomed England’s red wine change strip in 2012 – because it looks like the kit once worn by his Gunners heroes.