Players & Staff at The Cornish Pirates...
DoB – 16th Aug 1994
Birthplace – Truro
Position – Wing
Honours – Cornwall, England Counties
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 recovered well and was keen to take his chance of playing Championship rugby.
When Robin signed for the Cornish Pirates ahead of the 2018/19 season, coach Gavin Cattle was delighted to welcome him on board, seeing him as a strong, rangy and physical winger, which in his first two seasons was certainly witnessed. With pace also an extra bonus, in making 45 appearances he has also scored a total of 28 tries.
Of interest, Robin has a Flemish father – so, is half Cornish and half Belgian.
Redruth, Plymouth Albion
Johnny Wilkinson of course
What item can you not travel without when on an away trip?
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?
If you could be any other team mate for a week who would it be and why?
Sam Matavesi - wouldn't mind being in France
Tell us something that the supporters may not already know about you?
I qualify to play for Ireland, England and Belgium
Where is your favourite place in cornwall?
I have always enjoed visiting Falmouth. A nice town with great beaches
If you were not working in high performance sport what job/career would you like to do?
Wouldn't mind running my own business - what in is another question