Doncaster sign former Wallaby

Date published: August 25 2016

Former Reds and Australia international back-row Beau Robinson has signed a contract with RFU Championship side Doncaster Knights.

Robinson arrives in South Yorkshire on a one-year deal having most recently spent time with Premiership club Harlequins and will bolster the Knights back-row options; offering extra cover, particularly at openside, following the hamstring injury Michael Hills suffered.

The 30-year-old began his Super Rugby career at the Waratahs in 2006 having previously represented NRL outfit Canterbury Bulldogs at U20 level. In the 2011 he joined the Reds after successfully completing a trial period.

In his first season he helped the Reds win the 2011 Super Rugb title before being capped by Australia against Samoa at the ANZ Stadium.

Robinson went on to make over 50 appearances for the Reds across a four-year period and started against the British and Irish Lions in a midweek match during the 2013 tour.

"I'm pretty excited to get started, it's a great opportunity for me especially as the Knights had such a great year last year," he said.

"I feel as though I've got a fair bit of experience that I can bring to the team on numerous levels and I'll try to be a leader on and off the field.

"We really want be in the top four again this year and give it another good crack in the play-offs this although we know it will be hard given the strength of the competition.

"I've been training pretty hard and really want to hit the ground running and hopefully I'll be able to have a bit of gallop on Saturday to blow off some of the cobwebs."