Nicky Robinson has been on the Cardiff Blues all his life. He began as a teen with Cardiff RFC (earlier than regionalism occurred) and has continued up via the age teams till he turned some of the vital elements of the Cardiff Blues first staff.
But now that long romance is over, and many individuals need to know why. What has precipitated the Cardiff Arms Park crowd favourite to maneuver on from the Blues and over the Severn Bridge?
In the Autumn Internationals Nicky Robinson detected simply how low his possibilities of enjoying again for Wales had sunk. Despite a string of spectacular performances he was behind the teen Dan Biggar inside the nation’s hierarchy … regardless of it being Biggars’ greenhorn season.
Since departure Wales will injury his Welsh possibilities, in response to Warren Gatland, he might need fearful about shifting earlier than. But now he is aware of how low he’s hierarchal he has much less retaining him in Wales.
At the beginning of the season there have been studies that Nicky Robinson (and Tom Shanklin) had each clashed with coaches over a brand new defensive and offensive construction – buildings that didn’t use gamers to their finest skill. Whilst these disparities have been ironed out you cannot assist notwithstandin surprise in the event that they performed on his thoughts when making a turn staying or not.
Cardiff have, in response to some sources, been associated to interrupt the wage cap. Whilst each Dai Young, the Blues head coach, and Nicky Robinson have mentioned cash has no bearing it’s nearly sure that Nicky can earn extra enjoying for Gloucester than he can for the Blues.
The motive for selecting Gloucester versus one other staff may properly have been all the way down to location. By enjoying for Gloucester he’ll even so be capable to commute from his cardiff base. He additionally has media commitments with S4C, the Welsh language channel, which he’ll be capable to proceed when working as near Wales as Gloucester