San Diego, CA (June 17, 2020) - Internationally acclaimed England national rugby team captain, Chris Robshaw, will join the San Diego Legion for its 2021 and 2022 seasons.
“Signing a player with Chris’ profile, talent and experience is another major step for us, both on and off the field,” said SD Legion Chairman Darren Gardner. “Not only will Chris add a new and very significant dimension to our team, Ryan and I believe Chris has the skill set and capability to transform how rugby is played across Major League Rugby as a whole.”
A twice-named Aviva Premiership Player of the Year, Robshaw won 66 England caps and is the second most capped England captain of all time.
In discussing his signing with San Diego, Robshaw said, “Each season the MLR has grown and advanced its reputation in professional rugby circles. I have been looking at my options to play in the MLR over the last 12 months and there have been plenty of rumors about where I might play. In the end, it really was an obvious and easy choice for me. In a short period of time, SD Legion has built a reputation as being a world class organization. I am very excited to being part of that organization and helping continue to advance its reputation both on and off the field."
“Bringing Chris to San Diego further demonstrates SD Legion’s commitment to elevating the profile of the sport of rugby in San Diego and across the U.S.,” said SD Legion President & CEO Ryan Patterson. “Darren and I are delighted to welcome Chris to the SD Legion organization and we are very much looking forward to his contributions as we work to deliver a championship to our fans and the community in San Diego."
About San Diego Legion
Established in 2017, San Diego Legion is part of Major League Rugby (MLR), comprising 13 professional teams in North America. One of the MLR founding teams, Legion played its 2018-2020 games at Torero Stadium. San Diego Legion Rugby – Just like all the sports you know, only better. sdlegion.com
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