Keith Robinson (rugby union)

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Keith Robinson
Full name Keith John Robinson
Date of birth (1976-12-14) 14 December 1976 (age 38)
Place of birth Te Aroha
Height 1.97 m (6 ft 5 12 in)
Weight 116 kg (18 st 4 lb)
School Te Aroha College
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Lock
New Zealand No. 1021
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1998–?
?–2001
2002–2007
Thames Valley
Taranaki
Waikato
20
20
29
correct as of 2007-10-30.
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2001–2007 Chiefs 42 (0)
correct as of 2007-10-30.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2002–2007 All Blacks 12 (0)
correct as of 2007-10-30.

Keith Robinson (born 14 December 1976 in Te Aroha, New Zealand) is a former New Zealand rugby union footballer. His usual position is at lock. He was first selected for New Zealand's national team, the All Blacks in 2002. His career was plagued by injury, and he was selected into the 2006 All Blacks after making a remarkable comeback from a serious back injury. He last played against the Pacific Islanders in 2004 before making a comeback in the 2006 Autumn internationals. He made his Test debut on the All Blacks end-of-year tour in 2002 but, after three Tests, had to wait another 18 months to be recalled by Graham Henry for the Tri-Nations Tests in 2004. Robinson made a surprise return to Waikato's Air New Zealand Cup side in September 2006. In October 2007 he announced he was retiring from all rugby at the age of only 30. He cited his recurring left knee injury as the reason for his retirement.

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