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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Jason Robinson on life at Fylde Rugby Club

Jason Robinson on life at Fylde Rugby Club

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.


Time: 05:52
Note: With thanks to Total Rugby

Posted at 10:23 am | 20 comments

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Anonymous November 24, 2010 11:12 am

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Anonymous November 24, 2010 11:31 am

No disrespect, but Robinson's life does not interest me at all. I 'd rather see the highlights of France-Argentina!
anyway, thanks for your wonderful job!

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Anonymous November 24, 2010 11:37 am

Jason Robinson is a king of a man, one of the most exciting players iv ever seen play.

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Bruno November 24, 2010 11:51 am

Not many highlights in the France-Argentina game, almost fell asleep

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Anonymous November 24, 2010 12:47 pm

Absolute Legend, the best foot work in rugby still. To be able to stand players up like that is amazing.

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Anonymous November 24, 2010 12:48 pm

even when he was carving up my team i massively enjoyed watching this gentleman play. legen....dary

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NiWiTa November 24, 2010 1:08 pm

Robinson League and Union legend...Good to see him doing well

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ChinUp November 24, 2010 1:08 pm

Wallaby nemesis for years but still loved to see him side stepping at full speed, amazing stuff & seems like a very noble guy.

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dutchrugbyplayer November 24, 2010 3:40 pm

to the second anonymous:
if his life does not interest you, please:
1) don't watch the video;
2) don't bother to write a comment
it's only a waste of time then isn't it???!
RD thanks for putting up this video. Jason still is an amazing rugbyplayer and an inspiring guy.

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Phil November 24, 2010 6:35 pm

Top man, an inspiration to all aspiring sportsmen and women.

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Juggernauter November 24, 2010 9:44 pm

Anonymous, there's way more highlights in the life of Jason Robinson than in the Argentina-France game...

Jason Robinson is a L-EG-E-N-D

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EARugbyFan November 24, 2010 11:11 pm

Question: How come he was never tapped him to play sevens on a serious and consistent basis? It would have been nice to see him and Gollings take on Serevi and Ryder some years back.

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FalconBirch November 25, 2010 8:32 am

what an absolute legend. Thankyou Robbo for your commitment to the game and some wonderful moments in English rugby. Long live king robbo!

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ConnachtFan November 25, 2010 10:56 am

A real gentleman and a credit to his club anmd country ( and I am Irish)

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cheyanqui November 25, 2010 5:23 pm

To the detractors of this clip -- I get that this is not a rugby highlights video.

The spice of life around rugby is just as important. How many of us picked up a ball for the first time, or stayed engaged in the game for so long because of those things that are so unique to our sport?

Rugby is changing, and the traditional rugby culture.

The same culture where you could just show up with kit at any clubhouse in the world, and get a run and a pint?
Next morning maybe even ask for a room and an honest job for some spending money? That culture is fading away.

I love how big our game is, but yet how intimate it can be.

The game highlights will sell themselves on TV for years to come. But stories like this one (or Jerry Collins kitting up with a local amateur UK team) are the stories that MUST be kept alive.

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Flooz November 25, 2010 5:54 pm

i bet he has small penis because he small man huehuahuehua

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Mojo November 26, 2010 4:24 am

This guy is a Genious

One of the greates wingers of all time, and he seems to be a person with a good heart.

Great vid. Greeting from argentina

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Biggsy November 30, 2010 8:20 am

Lovely guy and great player who reached the top at League and Union level.

Here's hoping that, in some way, he can be involved in inspiring the next generation of England Internationals.

Great to see comments here from all over the world. Great thing about rugby fans is that they appreciate talent, no matter who they play for.

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Anonymous December 01, 2010 6:57 pm

Jason Robinson and Christian Cullen would of made a great counter attacking team.

Is there going to be any Highlights from the England Legends V South African Legends?

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