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Robinson makes Bristol Rugby switch

21 February 2013

  • Former Wasps and Gloucester fly half signs for RFU Championship side
  • Robinson has represented Wales 13 times during his career
Nicky Robinson joins Bristol Rugby

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Bristol Rugby have beaten off competition from a number of high-profile clubs to secure the signature of Wales international Nicky Robinson ahead of the 2013/14 campaign.

The 31 year-old fly half – who has represented his country 13 times – agrees a three-year deal following highly successful spells in the Aviva Premiership with Gloucester and London Wasps.

A prolific points scorer, Robinson amassed over 500 points in two seasons at Kingsholm, before notching 230 points in just twenty-five appearances for Wasps during the 2011/12 season.

“I’m pleased that Nicky has decided to join our club,” said Head Coach Liam Middleton. “He has courted significant interest from top level clubs, so, when I met him, I explained how we do things around here and what challenges lie ahead of us.

"They are exciting challenges, but they‘re also ones that require a lot of hard work and a lot of sacrifice.

“Nicky is a quality performer who helped Gloucester to a Premiership semi-final and was named man-of-the-match in the LV=Cup final in 2011, so he understands what the requirements of success are, and I’m confident that he will play a part in what we are doing."

Something special happening

Brother of ex-Cardiff Blues centre Jamie, the fly-half has made eighteen appearances for Wasps so far this season.

Robinson said: “It’s clear that something special is happening at Bristol Rugby, so I’m really excited about the future.

“When Liam [Middleton] sat me down and told me about the direction that the club is going and his plans, I was eager to be involved.

“Bristol Rugby has all the ingredients to be a successful Premiership outfit, so I’m positive about this new challenge and contributing to the cause.”