Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Only a few months back former England fullback Jason Robinson announced that hed be returning to rugby with a stint at division 2 club Fylde. The move surprised many, but since then Robinson has thrived not only on the field, but in his personal life too.
Totally Rugby caught up with the World Cup winner recently to hear about how his move to the small club came about, including the role that former England coach Brian Ashton played.
As we saw in a recent video with another England back, Will Greenwood , the passion for the game lives long after professional retirement and Robinson seems to be getting the same value from rugby that he was at the highest level.
"Its quite different from playing at Sale, but it is an environment where I can enjoy it," said Robinson recently.
"I have never lost my appetite for the game, even though the World Cup final seems a long way from Fylde today," he added.
Robinson will actually be turning out on a bigger stage this Friday night as he, along with other England Legends, take on a South African Legends side at the Twickenham Stoop. The game is part of the build up to the England vs Springboks match on Saturday.
Led by former captain Martin Corry, the England Legends will field players such as Robinson, Josh Lewsey, Mark Regan, Dan Luger, and Paul Grayson.
The South African side will have AJ Venter, Joost van der Westhuizen, Braam van Straaten, Brendan Venter, Robbie Kempson, Cobus Visagie, Marius Hurter, Pieter Muller, Breyton Paulse and ex London Irish player Ryan Strudwick.
Note: With thanks to Total Rugby