Jersey Reds coach Robinson back with England Rugby

ED ROBINSON admits his excitement at going behind the scenes with the British and Irish Lions would have been akin to that of a ‘little kid’ – had he not agreed to join Eddie Jones for another stint with England.

Jersey Reds assistant coach Ed Robinson is back with England as an interim skills coach this summer Picture: PA
Jersey Reds assistant coach Ed Robinson is back with England as an interim skills coach this summer Picture: PA

The Jersey Reds assistant coach will team up with Jones again this weekend before a two-match Test series against USA and Canada at Twickenham. His recruitment means he will miss the Lions’ visit to Jersey for an 11-day pre-series training camp, starting on Monday.

Robinson spent six weeks at the heart of England’s 2021 Six Nations campaign, having been approached by Jones off the back of a trip the head coach made to Jersey in 2020.

‘Eddie has got us working hard and prepping for the games already,’ Robinson explained. ‘He called me a few weeks ago to ask if I was available to help the team and I’m massively excited to work with the coaches and under him again.

‘The Six Nations was massive for my development as a coach and the opportunity to do it again is really exciting. I’ll be doing skills again but also a bit more of the attack this time, so there’s a little more responsibility.’

Robinson, who was set to leave the Island today, added: ‘It would have been awesome to have a look at what the Lions are doing.

‘They’re right up there, for me. England is a fairytale team but the Lions are another level on top of that. I’ve been lucky enough to be on two Lions tours but I would have been like a little kid if I’d been in Jersey when they’re over.’

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