Russell Robins

Russell John Robins
Personal information
Full name Russell John Robins
Born (1932-02-21) 21 February 1932
Pontypridd, Wales
Playing information
Rugby union
Position Lock, Flanker, Number eight
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1949–59 Pontypridd RFC 184
1956–57 Barbarian F.C. 4
Total 188 0 0 0 0
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1953–57 Wales 13 1 0 0 3
1955 British Lions 4 0 0 0 0
Rugby league
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1959–≥59 Leeds

Russell John Robins (born 21 February 1932 in Pontypridd) is a Welsh rugby union and professional rugby league footballer of the 1940s and 1950s, playing representative level rugby union (RU) for British Lions, and Wales, and at club level for Pontypridd RFC, as a Lock, Flanker, or Number eight, i.e. number 4 or 5, 6 or 7, or 8, and playing club level rugby league (RL) for Leeds.[1]

Personal history

Robins was born in Pontypridd, Wales in 1932. He was educated at Pontypridd Grammar School. Robins worked for the National Coal Board, but after completing his national service he became a lecturer for the Army.[2] On switching codes from rugby union he became a professional rugby league player.

International Honours

Russell Robins won caps for Wales (RU) while at Pontypridd RFC in 1953 against Scotland, in 1954 against France, and Scotland, in 1955 against England, Scotland, Ireland, and France, in 1956 against England, and France, and in 1957 against England, Scotland, Ireland, and France, and won caps for British Lions (RU) while at Pontypridd RFC on the 1955 British Lions tour to South Africa against South Africa (4 matches).[3]


  1. Robert Gate (1986). "Gone North - Volume 1". R. E. Gate. ISBN 0-9511190-0-1
  2. "Player Archive - R. J. Robins". Retrieved 2 January 2016.
  3. "Statistics at". 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.

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