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George Robson

George Robson

Key Facts

SquadHarlequins
PositionLock
Age28
Height1.96m (6'5")
Weight114kg (17st 13lb)
CapsTests: 0 Saxons: 5

Profile

Advancing into the England Saxons squad was a logical progression for Stourbridge-born George Robson, who captained England U16 and appeared for the U18 side. He went on to lead the senior England team to victories over both the South African Barbarians South and North teams in June 2012.

Educated at Bromsgrove School, he began playing at Old Swinford Hospital School, Stourbridge and spent a month at Natal Sharks Academy, Durban during the summer of 2005.

He made his debut that year for Harlequins in the A League but his first senior competitive game against Coventry on February 18, 2006 was not long delayed. He played off the bench in a 52-12 victory at Twickenham Stoop in the second of his Harlequins appearances. His first match, three months earlier, had yielded a try in Harlequins’ friendly against a Samoa XV.

By early January this year, his Premiership experience spanned 118 matches, 23 of them in 2012-13 together with 21 in 2011-12 and 14 in 2010-11 during which helped Harlequins beat Stade Français 19-18 in Amlin Challenge Cup final at the City of Cardiff Stadium. George had also played throughout the final pool match that January that produced a 39-17 win over Bayonne at Twickenham Stoop. It was his 13th game of a season in which he joined clubmates Chris Robshaw, Joe Marler and Ugo Monye in the Saxons squad.

George was called into the party in January 2011 for two matches. He played off the bench in a 45-17 win over Italy A at Worcester and was an unused replacement against Ireland Wolfhounds in Belfast. He has since played in all four Saxons matches, against the Wolfhounds and Scotland A, spanning the past two seasons. In October 2011, he signed an extended contract that commits him to Harlequins until the end of the 2014-15 season. It rewarded his industry, skill and determination to establish himself as a starting lock at Twickenham Stoop.

Along the way, he won the man of the match at LV= Big Game 3 against London Irish and has become a major personality and leader within the Harlequins team. Conor O’Shea, the club’s director of rugby, said: “George is among the most competitive people I have come across. As someone who has grown up in the club, he has ambitions for the coming years to win silverware, not only with us but internationally. We are delighted he has committed to us for the best years of his rugby career and look forward to helping him to achieve his goals.”

Saxons Record

2011 It(R) 2012 I, S 2013 I, S

International Record

Uncapped

Last updated: January 22, 2014

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