Robshaw lifts Quins for Saracens clash

HARLEQUINS stand-in skipper George Robson believes the return of captain Chris Robshaw is the perfect fillip ahead of tomorrow’s Aviva Premiership table-topping clash with Saracens at Wembley.

Robshaw, 25, is back to bolster the Quins pack for the first time since captaining England to second place in the Six Nations, with revenge on the menu following Sarries’ 19-11 victory earlier this season.

Lock Robson believes his return, along with perfect conditions for running rugby, can see Quins upset the defending champions.

“It will be great to have Chris Robshaw back in the side – it gives us a buzz, that little lift,” he said.

“The same goes for Mike Brown and Jordan Turner-Hall. And let’s not forget we’ve got a lot of quality who have been here all along, with the likes of Danny Care and Nick Easter.”

Saracens, three points behind in second, ended The Stoop side’s 10- match winning streak with a 19-11 win at Twickenham in December, when Quins old boy David Strettle scored the only try.

The leaders’ other England internationals, Jordan Turner-Hall and Mike Brown, returned to Premiership action last time out in the 14-6 win over Bath while Robshaw enjoyed an extended break.

“It’s going to be a completely different vibe to Twickenham,” Robson added. “It’s a great atmosphere to play in and different crowds offer different things. The last clash was in mid-winter whereas hopefully the sun is going to be shining this weekend and we can put on a show. I’m really looking forward to it.”

As second face off against first, Saturday’s clash at Wembley could be repeated back at Twickenham on 26 May if the two sides meet again in the Premiership final.

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