RUGBY UNION: New Captain Robinson Makes England History; Ex-League Hero Stands in for Jonny
Byline: RUGBY UNION By ANDREW BALDOCK
JASON ROBINSON last night insisted he had no hesitation in accepting the England captaincy.
The 30-year-old will make history when he leads the side out to face Canada at Twickenham on Saturday as the first black player, and first former rug by league international, to skipper England.
Robinson's ``fantastic job'' in leading Sale Sharks to the Zurich Premiership summit was also revealed as a major reason behind his appointment for England's autumn Test series opener.
The former Wigan and Great Britain star, who takes over from an injured Jonny Wilkinson, could remain in charge when Andy Robinson's new-look …
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Publication information: Article title: RUGBY UNION: New Captain Robinson Makes England History; Ex-League Hero Stands in for Jonny. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Daily Post (Liverpool, England). Publication date: November 9, 2004. Page number: 32. © 2009 MGN Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2004 Gale Group.
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