England legend Jason Robinson recently took to social media, to share the news that his son Noah has signed for Premier League football giants Manchester City. The 2003 Rugby World Cup winner said how he was “super proud” of his son.
Manchester City published an announcement video, confirming that the young Robinson had signed with the Citizens. Jason Robinson’s tweet garnered the attention of some of rugby’s well-known names, who shared their support for the new City star.
Sale Sharks legend Mark Cueto commented: “If he’s that good at football – I dread to think how good he is at rugger r kid.” Former Scotland international Jim Hamilton kept it simple with “So cool.”
Congratulations to Noah, Jason and the rest of the Robinson family. If the youngster has anything close to the speed of his Dad, then he will certainly be a threat in the Premier League for years to come.
An incredible XI of rugby players who played for football academies
More rugby stars than you think almost had a career in football, including the current England Captain Owen Farrell. Check out who else makes our stunning XI.
Owen Farrell (Manchester United): The England captain trained with the Manchester United youth team as a goalkeeper. Modestly, he insists he would never have made the grade and that his passion was always rugby league. But Farrell’s trial was cut short when his family moved south – and he left both sports behind for rugby union.
Ben & Tom Curry (Manchester City): It is true that they had a trial at Manchester City, who the twins support, but that was scuppered by Tom scoring an own goal. Probably for the best in the end.
Toby Flood (Newcastle United): After two years at the club he was released by academy director John Carver in the 90s. They were reunited almost 15 years later when Flood was playing at St James park with the Falcons and Carver was manager of the toon army.