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 four professional sides - Cardiff Blues, Gloucester, Wasps & Bristol.

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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