Nicky Robinson (rugby union)

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Nicky Robinson
Full name Nicholas John Robinson
Date of birth (1982-01-03) 3 January 1982 (age 32)
Place of birth Cardiff
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 93 kg (14 st 9 lb) [1]
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Fly-half
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2003-2009
2009-2011
2011-2013
2013-
Cardiff Blues
Gloucester Rugby
London Wasps
Bristol Rugby
120
39
35
(656)
(353)
(251)
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2003-2009 Wales 13 (42)

Nicholas John Robinson (born 3 January 1982 in Cardiff) is a Wales international rugby union footballer who plays at fly-half.

He is the younger brother of Jamie Robinson. Both were educated at Ysgol Glantaf which has recently educated several Wales internationals and Cardiff-based players.

Nick is one of European rugby's leading fly-halves and he has amassed nearly 1,500 points to date in club rugby for his three professional sides - Cardiff Blues, Gloucester Rugby and London Wasps.

A left-footed fly-half, Nick is famous for his exciting running game as well as his long-range goal-kicking ability

In May 2009 he joined Gloucester Rugby from Cardiff Blues on a three year contract. He played a central role as Cardiff Blues thrashed Gloucester in the Anglo-Welsh Cup Final at Twickenham earlier that year.

In his two seasons at Gloucester Nick was a model of consistency for the English Premiership side, making 60 appearances and scoring in excess of 500 points as Gloucester reached the Anglo-Welsh Cup Final in 2010 (where they lost to Northampton Saints), the Anglo-Welsh Cup Final again in 2011 - where Nick was named man-of-the-match as Gloucester overcame Newcastle Falcons - and the Premiership play-off semi-finals, where a late try from Nick wasn't enough as Gloucester went down 12-10 to eventual winners Saracens.

In February 2011 it was announced he would be joining London Wasps from Gloucester Rugby on a two year contract.,[2] teaming up again with former Cardiff Blues coach Dai Young.

Despite 2011/2012 being a difficult season for Wasps off the field, on it Nick was a virtual ever-present in the starting line-up, scoring 230 points in 25 appearances as the club reached the quarter-finals of the European Challenge Cup.

On 21 February 2013, Robinson signed for Bristol Rugby in the RFU Championship and will play for them from the 2013/14 season.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aviva Premiership Rugby - London Wasps". web page. Premier Rugby. Retrieved 10 September 2011. 
  2. ^ http://www.planetrugby.com/story/0,25883,15975_6773625,00.html

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