watched robbie’s highlight package by The Great Bon and gotta say it’s amazing how he’s adapted himself overtime.
he started off as a dynamic hooker (ala isaac luke right now), then as he matured he improved his kicking game (esp short kicking), his passing game has gotten better every year and his defense is one of the best for a dummy half.
i remember watching him in the 07-08 period where he just about did everything for the team. kicked goals when needed, played halfback and just gave everything possible.
then fast forward to the '10-11 era, his delivery to the inform benji and lui was so crisp. i remember andrew johns (maybe matt johns) used to point out how robbie would always throw the ball with pin point accuracy in front of benji making him run.
of late, he hasn’t had much space to work with but his defense has improved out of sight. making regularly 50+ tackles a game must be tiring but he keeps giving it his all and making some great kick metres as well.
tbh, idk what it is about him but im not a fan of his personality- maybe i find him too selfish and snobby. but i just realised (maybe later than most), how he’s constantly adapted his game style to suit the need of the team and the contemporary game.
on ya, rob