SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 06: Reece Robinson of the Waratahs runs with the ball during the round 11 Super Rugby match between the Waratahs and the Blues at Allianz Stadium on May 6, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

The Sydney Roosters have secured the services of NSW Waratah’s winger Reece Robinson on a one-year deal.

The 30-year old has had previous stints with the Eels, Broncos and Raiders, prior to converting to rugby union.

Robinson has proved himself as a lethal try scorer, scoring over 57 tries in first-grade during his time in rugby league.

Robinson’s acquisition is due to the departure of Connor Watson and Mitchell Pearce, meaning that the Roosters needed to chew up the salary cap space left remaining, pursuing a handy-pickup, who can play a utility role as well as guide their young powerhouse, Latrell Mitchell.

With Robinson on their cards for 2018, the Roosters are still prepared to splash the clash on their prestigious No.1 target, South’s back-rower Angus Crichton. The boom 21-year old is hot property, and the Roosters won’t back down against rival clubs.

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Blake Ferguson and Michael Gordon – who are Rooster’s two first-choice wingers – are off-contract at the end 2018, meaning that there’ll be fierce competition for positions in the starting line-up.

Robinson adds great depth out-wide, particularly during the absence of their Origin outside backs.

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  1. “The boom 21-year old (Crichton) is hot property, and the Roosters won’t back down against rival clubs.”

    At least they are consistent, they also recently pinched 4 South Sydney juniors despite a long standing agreement that should have prevented this. The fact is that Crichton played his first NRL football with the Rabbitohs and was not a junior of ANY NRL club. He was a “visitor” at the Roosters for just 4 games while he was training during a short break from Rugby Union but did NOT come through the Roosters junior system and was still tied to Rugby Union.

    If Crichton goes it will be a sad loss and a BIG hole to fill but if what I have heard is true (that Crichton is holding off on making a decision while he assesses how things go under the new coach) then the longer there is no news I will take that as good news. I think he is happy at the club and with his team mates but is still upset given the treatment of Madge which he was very outspoken about at the time. Time will tell but Souths still have him signed for 2018 and would be complete fools to let him go before then.

    As for Robinson, he is well passed it and had little impact for Lebanon. He is there just for depth and experience only IMO. Joseph Manu should start over Robinson every day of the week.

    Assuming the Roosters play under salary cap limitations like other clubs then I think releasing Pearce (or players of equivalent value) was required to keep the Roosters salary cap compliant. Bringing Robinson on board only gives the Roosters less room under the cap and Souths holding off on recruitment and saying their cap is near full to me indicates that they are holding significant $$’s back for Crichton. If he leaves I don’t think it will be over the $$’s. This means the Roosters will need to find a further $900K under the cap after 2 recent $1 mill contracts to Tedesco and Cronk. Again I am assuming that the Roosters are required to be salary cap compliant in the first place.

    • Reece Robinson did not play for the Cedars… It was Travis Robinson. And, in all fairness Reece is a hell of a lot better than Travis.

      • That’s egg on my face. Now who wants to throw a cream pie? Yes he is better than Travis but would you play him in front of Joseph Manu?

        • Crichton is a Roosters Junior I believe, I remember watching a few SG ball games a couple of years ago and he was playing for the Roosters unless that was a different Crichton

        • “He (Crichton) was a β€œvisitor” at the Roosters for just 4 games while he was training during a short break from Rugby Union but did NOT come through the Roosters junior system and was still tied to Rugby Union.”

          These were the “4 games” I was alluding to. He did not come through the Roosters junior system but went to school in the area and asked if he could train with the SG ball side. He played a handful of games and went back to Rugby Union while the Roosters SG Ball team went on the finals without him. Poor old WoodChook clings to this but it still does not classify him as a genuine Roosters junior. Irrespective Crichton is currently contracted to the Rabbitohs for 2018 in any case.

        • “Now who wants to throw a cream pie?”

          I thought there would be a line from Bourke to Bondi now with a sea of people with cream pie in hand? Too late, that window of opportunity has closed. πŸ˜‰

        • Well it depends, personally i’d play Reece… but that’s only because maybe that would force Joseph Manu out of the Roosters and over to Souths ahaha

        • Are you are Rabbitohs supprter taylor2warriors?

          “maybe that would force Joseph Manu out of the Roosters and over to Souths”

          THAT is exactly my thinking. I would be happy to have BOTH Joseph Manu and Latrell Mitchell over at Souths. Perhaps Inglis and Gaigai can mentor Mitchell and teach him to develop self-discipline and how to channel his strength and aggression appropriately and in a way that will help his team instead of getting them penalised.

    • Reece is not Travis dude. Get your facts right.
      Crichton is a Easts junior.

      All your points are not backed up by facts!

      • Looked at the photo saw Robinson posted on the fly. They ARE twins mate. It happens. I’ll wear it though.
        As for Crichton research his back ground fully. He is what you would call an “accidental junior”, asked if he could train with the team as he was recovering from an injury and time off Rugby Union. He still had Union commitments through his school; and was part of the RU pathways program. They threw him a jersey he played about 4 games then went back to RU when he was called on. The Roosters SG Ball team went on to the finals without him.

        I posted on this extensively a while back discussing this with WoodChook which included the link. Research it.

        “All your points are not backed up by facts!”

        OK, no you prove that! I have gotten some things wrong but mostly have facts and links (URLs) to back up my points. I haven’t seen anything of the like from you. Now that I think about it, you are normally just a pest profile that makes no real positive contribution to the site so how about YOU back up your BS and post links on ZT stories where what you said actually amounted to anything of substance. I will be waiting (we all will).

        • Still waiting Kelpie… As I suspected all bark and no bite! Just like the dumb fans that yell abuse from the sidelines but have never been involved in the game at any level and have absolutely no idea. Time to go back to obedience school before you get debarked.

        • Still waiting Kelpie… all bark and no bite!

          I repeat my challenge (and this is for Kelpie alone so Tr0lls stay out of this!):

          SSTID_1970 December 2, 2017 at 6:34 pm
          β€œAll your points are not backed up by facts!”

          OK, now you prove that! I have gotten some things wrong but mostly have facts and links (URLs) to back up my points. I haven’t seen anything of the like from you. Now that I think about it, you are normally just a pest profile that makes no real positive contribution to the site so how about YOU back up your BS and post links on ZT stories where what you said actually amounted to anything of substance. I will be waiting (we all will).

  2. Well well well , what were you saying about Hodkinson chicken hawk ? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

    • I didnt bag Hodgky. I laughed at manlys pathetic situation.
      Just like you often do.
      Wolfman 2013 !! Hahaaa.

    • My groupie , I πŸ’— my groupie , where’s the rest of yaz ? Your to small to be a Rooster I say ! Your a chicken hawk πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  3. Your groupie (singular)
    The 3 of them ‘eagles’ are the one guy. You know the one.. the guy that cried when you stood up to his crap.
    I think it was homsley? He got hacked too ? Bahahah probably a parra fan.
    The eagleboys hypocrisy :
    ‘Gutho is injury prone’ 2 weeks ago and now its ‘Lets get Gutho back’
    You had him for your 5/8 problem last year but nahhh !! Let him go Hahaha. !!!!
    Basket case recruitment pty ltd.
    I agree with your Jake comment, he earns his keep but the ‘superstar’ Tom fumbled the ball x 2 in his rlwc chance.

      • Remember what borat say
        β€œYOU NEVER GET THIS β€œ πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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