Players & Staff at The Cornish Pirates...
Educated at Redruth School and Truro College, Robin is a former Redruth player who signed for Plymouth Albion in 2015. He was a County Championship winner with Cornwall in both 2015 and 2016 and was also the recipient of Trelawny’s ‘Player of the Year’ trophy for 2017. Other honours include playing for England Counties, whilst he has also represented Exeter Chiefs in the Singha Sevens.
Robin suffered a serious knee injury when playing for Plymouth Albion in a pre-season friendly against the Cornish Pirates in 2017. It was a set-back for the gifted young player, however he has recovered well and is keen to take his chance of playing Championship rugby.
When Robin signed for the Cornish Pirates, coach Gavin Cattle was delighted to welcome him on board, commenting:
Robin is a really good up and coming young Cornish rugby player. He is strong, rangy and physical, and since his injury has made some really good progress off the pitch.
Being someone who we have been looking at for a couple of seasons, the opportunity will now be there for him to make his challenge as a new arrival in the squad.
Of interest, Robin has a Flemish father – so is half Cornish and half Belgian.
Redruth, Plymouth Albion
Very cliche answer but Johnny Wilkinson
What item can you not travel without when on an away trip?
Memory Foam Pillow
If you could attend any sporting event in the world, what would it be?
100m Olympic Final
What training drill do you dread the most?
Anything to do with running
If you could be any other team mate for a week who would it be and why?
Tom Cowan Dickie, he seems switched on
Tell us something that the supporters may not already know about you?
I'm half Belgium
Where is your favourite place in cornwall?
If you were not working in high performance sport what job/career would you like to do?
Easily a Doctor