Leading the Red Rose for the first time in this fixture two years ago - Stuart Lancaster's first as England coach - Robshaw's Calcutta Cup baptism was a fiery one and his shirt was ripped off his back midway through the first half.
That he showed the wherewithal to still guide England to a 13-6 victory - their first at Murrayfield since 2004 - says a lot about why he remains Lancaster's on-pitch lieutenant.
The pride is now restored and this RBS 6 Nations is, as Lancaster admits, the chance to demonstrate they can add attacking verve to defensive solidity and tireless endeavour.
The signs were good in Paris last week despite the heart-breaking defeat to France and Luther Burrell's debut try was perfectly orchestrated in one of the better attacking performances by Lancaster's England.
Robshaw's greatest contribution was to rally his troops at 16-3 down after 22 minutes and that he did to impressive effect - England scored 18 unanswered points only to see victory snatched from their grasp.
The history books would suggest however, that Saturday's clash with Scotland will not be won with bells and whistles rather with steely determination - there has been one try in the last four matches between the two sides at Murrayfield.
But Robshaw has no problem if England are fighting fire with fire rather than dazzling their opposition.
"If you look at the character of the squad every guy seems to step up in these arenas," said Robshaw, who captains an unchanged England team.
"We've been to some pretty hostile environments, Murrayfield being one of them. Paris last week, Ellis Park, all these type of places.
"It's you against them and you need to make sure you come out on top.
"When guys look around and see the characters around them and know what these guys are capable of it gives them strength.
"There's a slightly different pressure on us now. Both us and Scotland have lost our first games and are fighting for that win.
"We speak about being an all-court team and being able to mix it when it's wet and dirty but also playing an expansive game.
"I've only been to Murrayfield once. It's a very tough environment. They put a lot of pressure on the breakdown and try and slow you down.
"We know we're going to have to face adversity at times, we know it's going to be tough and attritional."
Scotland interim head coach Scott Johnson has taken drastic action after his side's comprehensive 28-6 defeat to Ireland last Sunday, dropping captain Kelly Brown and handing a debut to flanker Chris Fusaro.
Scrum-half Greig Laidlaw leads the side while Tommy Seymour comes in for Sean Maitland, who has been ruled out for the rest of the Championship, while Matt Scott comes in for Duncan Taylor at inside centre.
"It was certainly one of the hardest decisions I've ever had to make as Scotland head coach, because there is a human side to this job," said Johnson.
"We are in the people's business and if you don't care for people you shouldn't be in it. I care for him and it was a tough decision.
"He's a guy I admire but it was the right decision."