SIDDAL YOUNGSTER JOSEPH ROBINSON REFLECTS BACK AT NATIONAL CUP SUCCESS
Now that the dust has settled on the most important game of the season, Siddal U16s can now mull over what it really means to be the best in the country, following an emphatic 28-6 victory Lancashire’s Blackbrook Royals.
Given the fact most of the lads playing on both sides will have by now signed U18 deals at professional clubs, this may have been their last chance to win a major trophy with their amateur clubs.
I was keen to catch up with Siddal U16 outside back Joseph Robinson, son of England Rugby Union World Cup Winner and dual-code rugby legend Jason Robinson. Here’s what Joseph had to say to GRM SPORT.
On his rugby background
“ I’ve played rugby my whole life really, but I started off playing Rugby Union. I played union right up until I was 15 then I was signed on as a talent transfer to Huddersfield Giants. I continued to play union on the side until recently signing with Siddal U16s
On his dads Influence
“ I was a year old when my dad won the World Cup with England, and he has had a big influence on my career from a young age, my dad gives me lots of important advise. I have 5 brothers and we have all played rugby, it’s just something we all do and is very important to our family.
On winning the National Cup with Siddal
“ It was a big game and we were all up for it. We started off going downhill so our coach pushed us to score as many points as we could in the first half, as it would be harder in the second. We were very dominant in the first half, we only had to defend our goal-line once. I think the key reason we won relatively unchallenged is because we won the contact. In the second half we kept the tempo up with quick plays and we kept them rolling. As I mentioned we were going up Hill in the second half and they only managed to score in the last moments of the game. Winning the national cup is a huge achievement and we were all buzzing.
On his next steps
“ I have recently signed a 2-year deal to remain with Huddersfield Giants under 18s.