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Robson focused on triumph in landmark Harlequins game

While George Robson could hardly ask for a more lavish setting in which to make his 200th appearance for Harlequins, the lock insists keeping his side in contention for a European place is more important.

Robson, who progressed through the Harlequins academy, will reach a double century of senior caps when his side take on London rivals Saracens at Wembley on Saturday.

The occasion has an extra significance for the 29-year-old as he prepares to end his time with Quins on a high before joining Oyonnax in the French Top 14 this summer.

Conor O’Shea’s side currently lie eighth in the Aviva Premiership Rugby table after an erratic season but are still well within striking distance of the top six and European qualification.

And with Quins no stranger to a late-season surge after last year’s run to the Aviva Premiership Rugby semi-finals, Robson is confident he can guide his team back to the top tier one last time.

“Wembley is a very special place to play rugby but I’m making my 200th appearance as well, which will make it an even better occasion,” he said.

“I like playing in the big venues – they are where you want to play as a professional and it’s great to have another chance to do so.

“It’s fantastic to reach 200 caps for a club like Harlequins – even joining as a youngster I didn’t dream I could achieve that.

“To get to that milestone before I move on is amazing but I want to play well, not just turn out in the shirt a few more times.

“This club should be playing at the highest level at home and in Europe – it’s a club with a great history so it will be a shame if we can’t get there.

“We’ve got to earn it though and I want to help us make sure we claim that top six spot for another season.”

This weekend’s test against high-flying Saracens may come too soon for Harlequins’ England contingent after their heroic exploits in victory over France at Twickenham on Saturday.

However, Robson is hoping the likes of Chris Robshaw and Mike Brown can make a significant contribution to Quins’ final five games, including an emotional last match at The Stoop against Bath Rugby for both Robson and retiring winger Ugo Monye.

“I’ve no idea if our England lads will be back as they must be tired after that incredible game although it might be good for their fitness in the long run,” he added.

“I think it will be quite an emotional game against Bath at The Stoop with me and Ugo leaving, I can’t tell how I will feel.

“It’s a strange situation to think about those final games here coming up, but you never truly know when your last game will be.

“First things first though I know I’ve got a big game in front of a huge crowd at Wembley.”

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