After playing 88 times for Gloucester in five seasons between 2010 and 2015, Dan Robson switched to Wasps where he enjoyed a successful debut campaign that earned him a call for the England Saxons’ tour of South Africa last June. He made an impact on his debut and scored a remarkable try a few minutes after sustaining a leg injury. Dan took a pass from Nick Tompkins 40 metres from the line, slowed to half pace and bewitched three would-be tacklers with a mazy, sidestepping run that took him to the line.
His debut had been against Scotland A in Glasgow in January 2014 and he was enlisted for the England senior summer training squad before the tour of New Zealand. That June he played off the bench for the England XV in the 39-29 defeat by the Barbarians at Twickenham.
By mid-January this year, he had appeared in 95 Premiership games and scored 17 tries. Nine of them were for Wasps in his first 25 games and included two against Saracens and two against Newcastle Falcons. His recent exploits include the instinctive tap-and-go try in the final minute of the Champions Cup match in which Wasps beat Toulouse 17-14 at the Ricoh this January.
He had figured in both half back positions for Gloucester and represented England U18, U19 and U20. Dan was part of the U20 squad that won the 2011 and 2012 Six Nations Championship and reached the 2011 IRB Junior World Championship final. He began playing at Stoke-on Trent RFC in his home city at the age of five and was educated at Newcastle-under-Lyme High School and Hartpury College. He is the son of Simon, a former Moseley and England B scrum half.
Wasps Director of Rugby David Young said: “Dan is quick around the breakdown, has a great turn of place and a really good kicking game. Signing a player of Dan’s potential and skill level will only help to raise the standard of competition for places even further.”
Last updated: 16 January 2017