St.George Queensland Reds flanker Beau Robinson will earn his 50th Queensland cap this Saturday when his team takes on the Melbourne Rebels at Suncorp Stadium.
While Robinson started his Super Rugby career with the Waratahs, he has played the majority of his Rugby in Queensland, including being an integral part of the 2011 championship-winning team.
Reds head coach Richard Graham praised Robinson for the achievement and all he has given to Queensland Rugby.
“Beau has worked incredibly hard to get to this point,” Graham said.
“No one could ever question his commitment to Queensland and the Reds jersey. He’s a very passionate player and has always given everything for the team. This will mean a significant amount to him.”
Graham said the team was looking forward to a spirited clash with the Rebels on Saturday.
“I thought the team played some very good rugby in the first half last weekend against the Crusaders. We continue to work hard and there is an incredibly strong desire to correct our path and get back to winning games,” Graham said.
“We know what to expect when it comes to the Rebels. I know Tony (McGahan) well and it’s obvious to anyone who has watched Super Rugby this year that he has turned the Rebels into a very physical and strong defensive side.
The Reds and Rebels have met six times in Super Rugby, with the Reds winning all six. They are the only Australian Super Rugby team to remain undefeated against the Rebels since they joined the competition in 2011. The Reds’ most recent match against the Rebels was a 33-20 victory at Suncorp Stadium last year.
“Thesquad are aware of this and clearly part of the motivation will be to maintain this record,” Graham said.
“We had more than 34,000 fans at our match last weekend, which was the largest crowd of any Super Rugby match this season, our fans have stuck by us and we intend to repay them for their support with a strong performance this weekend.”
The Reds clash with the Rebels this Saturday 17 May at Suncorp Stadium at 7:40pm (EST).
St.George Queensland Reds team to play Melbourne Rebels
1. Ben Daley
2. James Hanson
3. Greg Holmes
4. Rob Simmons
5. James Horwill (C)
6. Curtis Browning
7. Beau Robinson
8. Jake Schatz
9. Will Genia (VC)
10. Quade Cooper
11. Jamie-Jerry Taulagi
12. Anthony Fainga’a
13. Ben Tapuai
14. Dom Shipperley
15. Mike Harris
16. Saia Fainga’a
17. Albert Anae
18. Jono Owen
19. Ed O’Donoghue
20. Dave McDuling
21. Nick Frisby
22. Ben Lucas
23. Rod Davies
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