Nicky Robinson, the fly half of the Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union club the London Wasps has agreed a deal to sign with the Rugby Football Union Championship club Bristol Rovers at the start of next season.
Bristol are currently sitting in fourth position in the RFU Championship table and are looking good for making it to the promotion playoffs, and the signing of the fly half in Robinson is sure to bolster their push for promotion next season if they do not manage to get promotion to the Aviva Premiership this season.
Robinson is a former international player for the Wales rugby team and has made 31 appearances for the London club since he joined the London Wasps from their fellow Aviva Premiership rivals Gloucester Rugby at the start of the 2011 season. Although he hasn’t made a lot of appearances for the team in his two seasons at the club, he is still a player who is seen as a force to be reckoned with, considering the fact that he is hugely experienced in international rugby and his signing is expected to help Bristol Rugby push for promotion to the Aviva Premiership.
And in spite of being an integral part of the squad, the 31 year old fly half will be allowed to leave the club at the end of the season so that he can join the Memorial Ground club in the summer. Speaking to BBC Radio Bristol, Bristol Rugby coach Liam Middleton stated that he is pleased to have secured the signing of London Wasps man as he has been linked with several clubs over the last few weeks.
He stated that he had talked with the player and told him about the direction the club are going in and is delighted that he decided to join.