Chris Robshaw, former captain of the England national rugby union team will be coming to Oswestry this March.

The black-tie event Sportsman’s Dinner organised by Oswestry Rugby Club, will be held at Oswestry Showground Pavilion on Saturday, March 2nd.

English rugby union player Chris Robshaw, former captain of the England national rugby union team between 2012-2015, excelled in his position of choice in the back row of the scrum. The start of 2007-08 season was when Robshaw made his Premiership debut with Harlequins which then led to him being included in the England Saxons squad and winning the Churchill Cup. From the 2014-15 season Robshaw was the first team captain and club vice-captain of the ‘Quins’, which he later handed over to Joe Marler in order to fully focus on his captain duties at England.
There are two packages available for the event, which starts at 6pm, with Gold at £900 per table or £90 per person, which offers drinks and canapes reception with a guest of honour, pictures with Robshaw, pick of table seating and a four-course dinner, among others.

Winning the Aviva Premiership Player of the Year award twice, Will Greenwood compared Robshaw to the World Cup-winning blindside flanker, Richard Hill. The award was first won following the 2008/9 season and then for a second time after the Harlequins 2011-12 victory in the Premiership final against Leicester Tigers. Robshaw’s mind then became focused on becoming an ‘uncapped’ Lion and securing a place on the upcoming Lions tour to South Africa. Although only previously obtaining a single cap, in January 2012 it was announced that Robshaw would captain for England, the first two games of the Six Nations. Robshaw’s talent in leadership became highlighted and he went on to captain throughout the whole tournament resulting in a clean sweep of wins and only a narrow loss to eventual Grand Slam winners Wales. Robshaw’s success continued as he helped drive his team to victory against New Zealand at the end of 2012.

Robshaw was widely praised for his excellent captaincy and skills as a player, especially after the 2015 Six Nations Championship. Robshaw played every minute of the campaign and had a fantastic first game against Wales in Cardiff where England won 21-16 with Robshaw contributing a huge twenty-six tackles. He finished his international career having started all 66 of his international caps. Only Rory Underwood and Will Carling earned more starts without ever coming off the bench for England. He also finished his career with the second-most England appearances as captain (43) behind Carling (59), but is the all-time leader in the Professional era. World Cup referee Nigel Owens ranks Robshaw in his Top 5 of International Captains quoting “his misfortune was perhaps to be leading England during a difficult time but he always gave everything for the cause, encouraging others to follow suit, and he was a really nice guy off the pitch.”

The silver package is £750 per table or £75 per person and will be the four-course dinner and complementary wine.

To book a ticket or for more information, email: or call 07967 387199 or or 07802302841.