England International Becomes The Latest Big Name To Join MLR

Jason Hennessy

Jason Hennessy

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Jason Hennessy

USA.

Former England captain Chris Robshaw has become the latest big name to join Major League Rugby (MLR), signing a two-year deal with San Diego Legion.

Robshaw will finish off the season with Harlequins when the Premiership finally returns before linking up with San Diego for the 2021 season.

“Signing a player with Chris’ profile, talent and experience is another major step for us, both on and off the field,” said San Diego 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 rumours 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 about being part of that organization and helping continue to advance its reputation both on and off the field.”