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Rebels sign up Robinson
September 14, 2010
Wellington's Ged Robinson breaks Josh Hall's tackle in Pukekohe, Counties Manukau v Wellington, Air New Zealand Cup, Growers Stadium, in Pukekohe, New Zealand, September 4, 2009
New Zealander Ged Robinson has signed up for the Rebels' revolution © Getty Images

Wellington hooker Ged Robinson has become the latest addition to the Melbourne Rebels' squad for next season's Super Rugby campaign.

The 27-year-old will move to Australia at the end of this season's ITM Cup campaign after he was dropped by the Hurricanes franchise this season. Robinson has operated as the Lions' second choice hooker in this year's competition and will hope to nail down a starting spot when he moves across the Tasman.

Robinson's arrival ends the Rebels' long search for a No.2, which has reportedly seen them turned down by Springboks Bismarck du Plessis and Adriaan Strauss.

Having signed a one year deal, the hooker is relishing the prospect - also revealing that he was close to joining the Western Force.

"I suppose it's a little bit ironic going from last year where I thought I played pretty well [for Wellington] and missed out on the Super 14 and not getting a lot of game time this year and making Super 15," Robinson said. "I was in talks with the Force early on as well and that fell through at the last minute.

"I was just looking for game time. I wanted to play and I felt like if I stayed here I'd be bench riding a lot more or even just in the squad and I want to play. Australia is struggling a little bit for hookers at the moment so it's a good option."


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