Second Row Sean Seizing Opportunities

Wednesday 12 November 2014 Written by: Adam

Falcons second row Sean Robinson enjoyed an impressive October with the club, making his first team debut in the European Rugby Challenge Cup win over Newport Gwent Dragons and making further appearances from the bench against Bucharest and at Northampton in the LV= Cup.

Dual registered with Rotherham Titans for the 2014/2015 season, it has been a rapid rise into the first team ranks for the 23 year old from Worcester but one that he is taking in his stride.

“It’s been a great learning experience for me during the past few weeks and one I’ve really enjoyed. To be around boys like Scotty Macleod and Mark Wilson, I’ve learnt a lot from those guys in a short space of time.”

Identified as a prospect by the Falcons whilst studying Physics at Durham University and representing England Students, Robinson follows the same path to the Falcons as Rob Vickers and Simon Hammersley.

Having impressed in the Green King IPA Championship with Rotherham Titans, the second row earned his first start in a Falcons shirt in the second round of this season’s European competition and made a positive impression, with his speed and physicality at the breakdown of particular note.

For the player himself, it was an experience he thoroughly enjoyed.

“Newport was fantastic, it was my first start for the club so I really enjoyed it and delighted it went so well. It was a great experience from start to finish, coming out for the changing rooms to the fireworks they had go off and the really loud crowd, for us younger boys especially, that was a real motivation.”

“We then had the benefit of the older heads around, who can then calm you down and tell you what needs to be done to make sure you use that energy to its best effect, I think that’s part of the reason we got the result.”

With a first start already in the record books, Robinson is now keen to continue his upward momentum going, be that through playing with Rotherham or the Falcons and taking things one game at a time. Away from the rugby field however, he intends to start work on his gold handicap.

“I’ve recently invested in a set of clubs after not having played for a while. I used to play quite a bit as a child so looking forward to getting stuck back in to a round or two.”