Robin flies to debut try against Munster

A Kilkenny College alumnus is living his dream playing rugby alongside some of the icons of the game – and if that wasn’t enough, he scored his debut try against Munster in Musgrave Park last week, writes Sam Matthews.

A Kilkenny College alumnus is living his dream playing rugby alongside some of the icons of the game – and if that wasn’t enough, he scored his debut try against Munster in Musgrave Park last week, writes Sam Matthews.

Robin Copeland only signed for the Cardiff Blues a few months ago, but he is already making a big impact. On a foggy night in Cork, the number eight helped his side to victory over the home team with an opportunistic second-half try.

Capitalising on a handling error by Duncan Williams (and an unintentional back heel from referee Nigel Owens), Robin pounced on the ball and sprinted for the line. He still had some work to do over the 30 metres however, with two Munster players covering back.

The 6’5” back row forward managed to handoff one and run outside the other. Such was his pace, even Doug Howlett gave up the chase, having been caught flat-footed initially.

The try was the icing on the cake for the 25-year-old, having put in a fine performance throughout the game.