Waratahs sign League star Robinson

Reece Robinson will play Super Rugby next year for the Waratahs

2014 Super Rugby champions the Waratahs have signed former rugby league player Reece Robinson on a two year contract in Sydney.

Robinson played Rugby League for the Parramatta Eels in the 2015 NRL season and has been recruited to add depth to the options for the Waratahs on the wing.

NSW Waratahs Head Coach Daryl Gibson says the addition of Robinson would provide good support for the team in the backs, and add a diverse experience to the squad.

“Reece will add a lot to our squad, we’re really pleased to have secured him for the 2016 season onwards,” Gibson said.

“He’s an excellent finisher, and his versatility across the field and experience in rugby league will definitely bring something different to the team – and to be able to add someone of his quality to our back three depth is a real bonus for us.

“We’ve got proven experience in transitioning league players into the rugby environment and we’re constantly improving this development process, we’re confident that Reece will achieve success with us and look to players like Israel and Sam (Lousi) for guidance along the way.”

Robinson will begin his pre-season with the Waratahs in mid-November, joining the host of players who have already returned to the club to continue their training during the off-season and said he was looking forward to the challenge of switching codes.

“I’m really looking forward to the challenge of returning to rugby union after my time in league,” Robinson said.

“I played (union) all through high school, though that was at scrum-half, so hopefully it won’t take too long to get back into it.

“I’ve watched a fair bit of the Waratahs over the past few seasons and watching guys like Israel and Kurtley play some exciting footy has been fantastic, I can’t wait to get out there and play with them.”

Robinson is a Lebanese international (2009) and Indigenous All Stars (2013) rugby league representative, previously playing for the Brisbane Broncos in 2008 and the Canberra Raiders in 2010-2014. A prolific try-scorer, he notched 57 tries in 116 first grade appearances across the three clubs.

Reece Robinson
Date of Birth:
3 June 1987
Height: 180cm
Weight: 91kg
Representative Honours: Lebanon (2009), Indigenous All Stars (2013)
Previous Clubs: Brisbane Broncos, Canberra Raiders, Parramatta Eels
NRL Debut: Brisbane Broncos v Penrith Panthers – Rd 1, 2008 (16 Mar 2008)

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