Retiring Chris Robshaw ranks his five toughest opponents - Ruck

Retiring Chris Robshaw ranks his five toughest opponents

Former England and Harlequins captain Chris Robshaw has retired from rugby union today at the age of 36.

Robshaw had been playing for San Diego Legion in the United States since leaving Quins in the summer of 2020, after 16 years at the club.

He won 66 England caps and was captain in 43 of those international appearances.

Speaking on the Looseheadz Podcast, he selected his dream team from any era of rugby to take on Mars if they invaded the Earth and challenged us to a game of rugby.

Here, Robshaw runs down his five toughest opponents.

Chris Robshaw: My Toughest Opponents

#1. Richie McCaw (New Zealand)

  • Position: Flanker
  • Honours: New Zealand, 148 caps

Lifting the 2011 World Cup in his backyard was a fitting tribute to one of the greatest ever All Blacks, but he went on to secure true legendary status as he continued for four more years, breaking record after record and uniquely hoisting the Webb Ellis trophy for a second time.

Robshaw said: The best flanker there’s been full stop.