Croydon’s Robshaw leads Quins to European silverware

Chris Robshaw: European success

Congratulations to Chris Robshaw, the former Cumnor House schoolboy and Warlingham rugby club junior player, who last night led Harlequins to a nail-biting 19-18 win in the European Challenge Cup final over Stade Francais in Cardiff.

Inside Croydon flagged up Robshaw’s Croydon connections last summer, when the flank forward was called up to the England senior team and he was named as the Premiership’s player of the season.

Now, the 24-year-old harbours hopes of being included in Martin Johnson’s England squad for the World Cup later this year.

But it was all so close for Quins, who snatched victory with an 81st minute try from Gonzalo Camacho, which Nick Evans nervelessly converted to give his side the narrowest of wins.

Quins thus became the first team to win the Challenge Cup three times.

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