Keith Robinson

With his selection for the 2006 All Blacks end-of-year squad, Keith Robinson completed a remarkable comeback from a serious back injury. Robinson made a surprise return to Waikato's Air New Zealand Cup side in September 2006 to play his first top flight rugby since the All Blacks v Pacific Islanders in 2004, an absence of well over two years. An abrasive, no-nonsense lock, Robinson made his Test debut on the All Blacks end-of-year tour in 2002 but, after three Tests, had to wait another 18 months to be recalled by Graham Henry for the Philips International Series Tests in 2004. He was considered a surprise selection for the Chiefs by John Mitchell in 2001, being plucked from the Thames Valley NPC side where he played 22 games. He once played in a Thames Valley primary school representative team under the captaincy of current Wallaby hooker Jeremy Paul.

1.98m, 115kg
Test Debut:
9/11/2002 v England at London
Test Points:
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Super Rugby Team:

Career Comments

  • Match Record by Year (+) = substitute; (-) = replaced 2002 Nov 9 v England at London 28-31 (-) Nov 16 v France at Paris 20-20 (+) Nov 23 v Wales at Cardiff 43-17 2004 Jun 12 v England at Dunedin 36-3 Jun 19 v England at Auckland 36-12 Jul 10 v Pacific Islanders at Albany 41-26 2006 Nov 6 v England at London 41-20 Nov 26 v Wales at Cardiff 45-10 14 June v South Africa at Christchurch 33-6 (-) 21 June v Australia at Auckland 26-12 2007 30 Sept v Romania (RWC) at Toulouse 85-8 (-) 7 Sept v France (RWC) at Cardiff 18-20 (-) Below figures correct at beginning of the 2007 rugby calendar: Provincial Caps 71 Provincial Points 5 (1t) Provincial Debut 1998 v Tonga (Thames Valley) Super 12 Caps 34 Super 12 Points - Super 12 Debut 2001 v Waratahs