Nicky Robinson (rugby union)
|Full name||Nicholas John Robinson|
|Date of birth||3 January 1982|
|Place of birth||Cardiff|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Weight||93 kg (14 st 9 lb)|
|Rugby union career|
He is the younger brother of Jamie Robinson. Both were educated at Ysgol Glantaf which has educated several Wales internationals and Cardiff-based players, including Jamie Roberts. Nicky Robinson speaks Welsh fluently.
Nick was 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 was famous for his exciting running game as well as his long-range goal-kicking ability and saloon door defence.
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.
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.
Robinson retired from playing in July 2016, but re-signed for Cardiff Blues in November of the same year.
- S4C Trip yr Ysgol Gymraeg
- "Ex-Wales fly-half Nicky Robinson joins French side Oyonnax". BBC Sport. 29 January 2015.