Joining the Tahs ahead of the 2016 season, former NRL star Reece Robinson showed he had what it takes to follow in the footsteps of the NSW Waratahs famous attacking masterclass.
Making his rugby union debut in round four against the Highlanders, Robinson was one of six Tahs debutants to cross for his inaugural try last year. One of the team’s fastest, he went on to score five tries all up within the 13 games he played in his opening season for NSW.
Together with several of his Tahs teammates in the NSW Country Eagles for the 2016 Buildcorp NRC, he contributed seven five-pointers during the side’s impressive Grand Finalist finishing season. 2016 also saw him make his Shute Shield debut for Randwick.
A product of Randwick Boys High School where he first started playing union, Robinson started his career in league, representing Brisbane, Canberra and the Parramatta Eels in the NRL, during which time he scored 57 tries and made 116 first grade appearances.
No stranger to the try-line, in 2015 he tallied a nine tries in 20 matches for Parramatta, showing he has the right stuff to contribute to the Tahs’ attacking style of rugby, an element of the team that Robinson confesses he admires.
Robinson made his NRL debut in round one in 2008 for the Brisbane Broncos, scoring his first try just two games later. Gaining a reputation for his strong ability to add points to the board, Robinson finished as the top try-scorer at the Canberra Raiders in 2012. He played in the Auckland Nines in both 2014 and 2015.
Of Indigenous Australian and Lebanese descent, Robinson has played for the Indigenous All Stars and for Lebanon at representative level together with twin brother, Travis, who is also an NRL contracted player.
Despite an illustrious career in league, Sydney-born Robinson played the 15-man game during his schoolboys years at Randwick Boys High.
Last updated: 9/01/2017