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Chris Robshaw aims for four wins in QBE Internationals

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England rugby union captain Chris Robshaw has insisted his team are ‘aiming for four wins out of four’ heading into the QBE Internationals.

The World Cup 2015 hosts welcome world champions New Zealand on Saturday for their fourth and final meeting of the year.

And Robshaw has expressed his excitement heading into their November fixtures, with an abundance of experience mixed with fresh talent, providing a new dynamic for the national team.

“The squad has really grown over the past year, with certain players bringing a new dynamic and experiences into the set up," he said.

“As captain, part of my job is to maximise this experience and help to integrate the newest members of the squad like Semesa Rokoduguni, George Kruis, Anthony Watson and Callum Clark."

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The 28-year-old Harlequins flanker was named England captain in January 2012, and is third in the all-time list of appearances as skipper behind Martin Johnson and Will Carling.

“From a personal point of view, I'm delighted to captain England once more," he adds. "It's always an honour to lead the team and something I feel very privileged to do.

“It's important we perform well and build confidence and momentum going into 2015.

“It's also an opportunity for all the players in the squad, including myself, to show through our performances that we deserve to be part of an England World Cup squad next year. There is real competition for places across all positions.


“I just can't wait for us to get started against the All Blacks.”

England toured New Zealand during the summer for a three-Test series in which they were whitewashed. However they did not return home too disheartened, pushing the All Blacks to the brink on two occasions.

The visitors boast a host of experience with the squad they have picked for Rugby HQ, 1,029 caps between combined – double that of England’s total.

QBE are the official insurance partner of England Rugby and title sponsors of the QBE internationals. For more great rugby videos and interviews, go to: and follow @QBErugby on Twitter

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