Robinson content with a roaming brief

Adam Robinson
Adam Robinson

In-form Halifax forward Adam Robinson has insisted he is content to keep moving between prop and back row ahead of Thursday night’s Co-operative Championship date at Dewsbury (7.30).

Robinson, a former Wakefield junior who made the breakthrough into Championship rugby with the Rams before linking up with his current coach Karl Harrison at Batley last season, began 2012 running wide but moved into the middle of the field following the return to fitness of Ross Divorty.

But with Divorty absent for Sunday’s Northern Rail Cup quarter final after playing for Wales 24 hours earlier, Robinson turned in a barnstorming performance on the fringes which yielded two tries and a handful of line breaks.

“I am just happy to play, I am not going to pin myself down to one spot,” said Robinson.

“We’ve got Ross here as well, so I’m just happy to be in the team.

“I like running out wide, and I tend to make more breaks from there, but I enjoy the tough stuff in the middle as well.

“You tend to get more one-on-ones with defenders in the back row, and it’s always nice to score tries, which is something you are limited in when you’re in the middle of the field.

“But wherever Karl wants to play me, I’ll be happy with that.”

Robinson is expecting the Rams, beaten 60-18 by Featherstone last time out, to be in determined mood at a venue where Fax have already won once this year, in the first game of the NRC in February.

“I had a decent game against them last time, so they’ll probably be looking for me a bit more,” laughed Robinson, who was in devastating form against his old club at the Shay in May.

“They’re coming off the back of a couple of heavy results, they’ll have had a week and a half off since the Featherstone game to prepare and they will be ready for us.

“The game at their place was a really physical encounter, whereas we managed to open them up a bit more on the bigger pitch down at the Shay.

“Warren (Jowitt) will be demanding a big change out of them, I know that much.”