Trent Robinson

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Trent Robinson
Trent Robinson2 2011.jpg
Personal information
Nickname Robbo
Born (1977-03-15) 15 March 1977 (age 40)
Playing information
Position Second-row, Prop
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2000–01 Wests Tigers 3 0 0 0 0
2002 Parramatta Eels 1 0 0 0 0
Total 4 0 0 0 0
Coaching information
Years Team Gms W D L W%
2011–12 Catalans Dragons 63 37 1 25 59
2013– Sydney Roosters 130 81 0 49 62
Total 193 118 1 74 61

Trent Robinson (born 15 March 1977) is an Australian professional rugby league football coach for the Sydney Roosters of the National Rugby League. He had previously held coaching positions at Toulouse Olympique, Newcastle Knights and Catalans Dragons.

Playing career[edit]

A former St Gregory's student,[1] Robinson played 3 games from the bench for the Wests Tigers in 2000 & 2001. He was the first player to ever make his first grade debut with Wests Tigers without previously having played with another team. In 2002 he joined the Brian Smith-coached Parramatta Eels, playing in a solitary game.

Coaching career[edit]

After a playing stint with Toulouse Olympique, Robinson succeeded Justin Morgan as coach in 2005.[2] He was assistant coach with the Newcastle Knights for 3 years before seeking a release to join Smith at Sydney Roosters.[3] Robinson was the assistant coach in charge of defence in the Roosters' run to the Grand Final in 2010.[4]

Catalans Dragons[edit]

At the end of the 2010 season, French-speaking Robinson took over from Kevin Walters as coach at Catalans Dragons.[5]

Sydney Roosters[edit]

On 7 September 2012 it was announced that Robinson had been appointed as Head Coach of the Sydney Roosters for a three-year term, starting in 2013.[6] At 35 years old, he was the youngest coach in the NRL.[7] [8] He became only the 2nd rookie NRL coach to claim a minor premiership after the Roosters defeated the Rabbitohs in round 26 of 2013. He claimed the Coach of the Year at the 2013 Dally M Awards, becoming the youngest ever winner and only the second coach in NRL history and just the sixth since the Dally M awards started in 1980 to be named the league's best coach in his first season.[9] He capped this historic season by leading his team to the Premiership title and to the Grand Final victory, becoming only the sixth rookie coach Premiership winner.[10] At the end of the 2013 season he received the Rugby League International Federation's coach of the year award.[11] He also led the Roosters to minor premierships in 2014 and 2015.

On 26 April 2016, the Roosters were fined $40,000 following the sides loss to St George in their annual Anzac Day clash, $20,000 for Robinson approaching referee Ben Cummins in the players tunnel, and another $20,000 for comments that he made about the horrible refereeing during the game.


  1. ^ Vera Bertola. "St Gregory's College Intouch magazine, July 2008". Macarthur Chronicle. Retrieved 9 October 2010. 
  2. ^ "Catalans Dragons appoint Australian Trent Robinson as new coach". Telegraph. 1 July 2010. Retrieved 9 October 2010. 
  3. ^ Robert Dillon (21 September 2009). "Different ball game for Knights and Trent Robinson". Newcastle Herald. Retrieved 9 October 2010. 
  4. ^ Brent Read (27 September 2010). "Defence the catalyst for Sydney Roosters' run to NRL grand final". Fox Sports (Australia). Retrieved 9 October 2010. 
  5. ^ Brad Walter (8 September 2010). "Paea heads to France with Robinson". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 9 October 2010. 
  6. ^ "TRENT ROBINSON TO COACH THE ROOSTERS". 9 September 2012. Retrieved 9 September 2012. 
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  9. ^ Robinson wins Dally M coach prize, by Ben Horne,, dated 1 October 2013.
  10. ^ Storming Grand Final effort proves SBW is the main man, by David Lord, The Roar, dated 7 Oct 2013.
  11. ^ "Awards". Rugby League International Federation. Retrieved 5 December 2013. 

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