Mark Robinson (rugby union, born 1974)

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Mark Robinson
Birth name Mark Powell Robinson
Date of birth (1974-01-17) 17 January 1974 (age 44)
Place of birth Stratford, New Zealand
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 99 kg (218 lb)
School Opunake High School
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
Bristol Rugby
Kobelco Steelers
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
1999–2003 Taranaki
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
2000–02 Crusaders 61 (85)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2000–02 New Zealand 9 (5)

Mark Powell Robinson (born 17 January 1974 in Stratford, New Zealand) is a former New Zealand rugby union footballer. He played nine Test matches for the All Blacks between 2000 and 2002. Playing mainly at centre, Robinson played provincial rugby for Taranaki, Wellington and later Canterbury. In Super 12 rugby he played for the Crusaders, with whom he won two titles: in 2000 and 2002. It was while playing with the Crusaders that he played his only international rugby, two Tests in 2000 and seven in 2002.[1]

Robinson departed New Zealand to play for the Kobe Steelers in 2004,[2] and in 2007 was named as the CEO of the Taranaki Rugby Football Union.[3] He was appointed to the board of New Zealand Rugby in 2013,[4] was elected to World Rugby's Executive Committee in 2014.[5]