Social media pays tribute to Harlequins legend Chris Robshaw after final home game

Harlequins flanker Chris Robshaw played his 299th game and final home match at the Stoop as they took on Wasps in the Premiership on Monday.

The 34-year-old will make the move across the pond to San Diego Legion in the USA’s Major League Rugby for next season after 16 years at Quins..

Here’s how players, fans and pundits honoured the departing captain on social media:



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.


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