Robbie Robinson enters his second season with the Chiefs as one
of the stand-out performers at the business end of the previous
season. He has played all his ITM Cup for Southland but his 2012
season was cut short with a broken leg. Robinson was part of the
2011 Ranfurly Shield winning side, slotting a memorable kick for
the win. The dynamic fullback is a former Maori All Black, was part
of the 2009 New Zealand Under 20 Junior World Championship
winning side and captained New Zealand Secondary Schools in
2007. He has also played for the Highlanders.
Q&A with Robbie
What food do you "pig out on" once the season has finished?
Chips and onion dip or just onion dip
What's the weirdest thing you have ever bought?
I once bought a small gathering of Canadian geese but they went wandering one day and never came back
What do you listen to in your headphones during warm up/before games?
Shapeshifter - One, that's really the only song consisently on the pre-game playlist. Otherwise anything that's on the radio
Who was influential in your rugby career?
My grandparents and my mum have always supported me and I just want to do my best for them. Also my 1st XV coach, Peter Skelt, legend of a man
Loudest/craziest crowd you've played in front of?
Hamilton Semifinal vs Crusaders - hands down the loudest
What is the weirdest present you've ever received?
My friend's grandma got me a little toy man holding a peanut saying "I'm nuts about rugby"
Who does the best 'dougie' or 'gangnam style' dance?
Andrew Horrell - dougie, Craig Clarke - Gangnam
If someone made a movie about your life, who would you like to see play the lead role as you?