Six Nations 2015: Chris Robshaw says England must win something

England captain Chris Robshaw
Robshaw's team have lost one match in the tournament, which was against Ireland 19-9 on 1 March
RBS Six Nations: England v France
Venue: Twickenham, London. Date: Saturday, 21 March. Kick-off: 17:00 GMT
Coverage: Live on BBC One, BBC Radio 5 live, online, mobile, the BBC Sport app and Connected TV.

England captain Chris Robshaw says winning the Six Nations title would be "hugely important" for his side before this year's home World Cup.

England have not finished top of the Championship since 2011 but go into the final weekend with a superior points difference to Ireland and Wales.

After three consecutive second-placed finishes, Robshaw says it is vital England go one better now.

"As a player, you want to be picking up silverware," he told BBC Sport.

Saturday's match with France at Twickenham is England's last competitive game before the World Cup opener against Fiji on 18 September.

Robshaw wants momentum to start now in the build-up to the global showpiece.

"Unfortunately, the last two or three times it has eluded us, so of course it's hugely important for this group of guys to win something," he said.

"To come so close for three years now has been pretty tough for myself and the other guys involved, so hopefully to be able to pick up a bit of silverware come Saturday will be great."

Six Nations table

He added: "We want to get into a winning habit now.

"It's extremely important to win at Twickenham with the World Cup looming around the corner and get that momentum going into a home World Cup.

"The majority of our games are going to be played at Twickenham and we need to get that feel-good factor and excitement around the crowd."

Saturday's Six Nations programme
Italy v Wales, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, 12:30 GMT
Scotland v Ireland, Murrayfield, 14:30 GMT
England v France, Twickenham, 17:00 GMT

England's match on Saturday follows the games involving Wales and Ireland, so Robshaw and his players will know what they need to do to be crowned champions.

The England skipper says the points difference required will dictate how his side approach the game.

"I think it probably will, yeah," he said. "We will know what we have to do going into the game, but sport psychologists speak about controlling the controllables. That means not wasting energy worrying about what's happening in Rome or in Scotland.

"As players, we need to make sure we win first and foremost to build going into the World Cup."

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