Olly Robinson has been thrilled to follow in family footsteps for the Barbarians this month.
The flanker has been part of the famous invitational club’s autumn squad and has faced Harlequins and Bath in the last week.
He follows in the footsteps of his father Andy, who represented the Barbarians on 11 occasions, and did so at the Rec on Saturday, a ground almost synonymous with Robinson Snr and where Olly spent many a season supporting from the terraces.
After suffering defeat to Quins, the Baa-Baas snatched a dramatic victory over Bath at the Rec, and they face Northampton at Franklin’s Gardens on Saturday, with Robinson loving every minute.
Speaking following the Baa-Baas victory, Robinson said: “What a brilliant finish to a great week. It’s been an amazing and incredible experience to come in and meet some awesome people - and Damian Mackenzie’s not a bad rugby player!
“Playing for the Barbarians is one of the best experiences you can have in rugby, it’s almost beyond international. I feel incredibly honoured, and with the family tradition that I have with the club, it’s incredibly special tome. My wife brought my young son along, which was amazing to have them here.
“The key is how tight you can get in such a short amount of time. We’ve made friends for life here.Rugby is about enjoying it, that’s key and is something that can quite often get lost. But hopefully we’ve shown how important that is today.
“Both games have been competitive - even up against the Quins until the 60th minute, where we fell off a cliff a little bit. There’s been some great rugby shown by everyone and it’s been a real privilege to be part of it.
“There’s one more to go against Northampton which is an opportunity to create more memories with brilliant people. You never know when your last game is going to be, so it’s time to make the most of it and enjoy it.”