Cross code converts: Hasn’t rugby learnt its lesson?

By Sam Ryan The Waratahs today announced the signing of former NRL winger Reece Robinson on a two-year deal. The former Broncos, Raiders and Eels outside back played rugby at school, before jumping ship to the 13-man game, where he scored 57 tries in 116 NRL appearances. Now I hope Robinson is an absolute star and in a few years time, I'll look back on this article and feel like an absolute idiot. But I'm really not sure that I will. The 28-year-old obviously has plenty of natural talent and like others before him, he'll be physically ready to play rugby at a high level. But with the modern-day winger playing more like a second and third fullback, there's a concern that Robinson may not pick up the intricacies of the game quick enough to make an impact in his two years at Moore Park. Israel Folau is the exception to the rule, but he's also a once in a generation type athlete. If the Australian cricket team needed him over summer, I've got no doubt Folau could slot in. Is Robin
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