Here’s one we didn’t see coming.
Former Raiders flyer Reece Robinson could make a surprise return to rugby league at this year’s World Cup, after he attended a Lebanon Cedars function with the rest of the squad on Monday night.
According to 7Sport, Robinson – who made his name as a speedster at the Raiders before switching to the Eels, and then leaving to rugby union – will finish his Super Rugby commitments in September, leaving him available to participate in the Rugby League World Cup.
He’s available due to his father’s Lebanese background.
Robinson was something of a cult figure at the Raiders, and at just 30 years old, might have something left in the tank for an NRL club needing quality depth.
What better way to showcase his wares than against the best rugby league players in the world?
Robinson played 116 first grade games for the Eels, Raiders and Broncos, and has previously made 3 appearances for Lebanon.