Robinson excited by O’Loughlin testimonial

James Gordon

Huddersfield’s game against Wigan for Sean O’Loughlin‘s testimonial will be a special occasion not only for O’Loughlin, but for former team-mate and current Giants hooker Luke Robinson.

Robinson, 26, grew up with O’Loughlin and the pair remain close friends. Robinson progressed through the Wigan academy with O’Loughlin, forcing his way in to the first team, before eventually leaving the DW Stadium in 2005, and winding up at Huddersfield via a loan spell at Castleford and three years at Salford.

The Giants travel to the DW Stadium for the match tonight (Thursday, 8pm) and Robinson is delighted to be a part of it.

He told Huddersfield’s official club website: “I have known Lockers since I was 13, so it is going to be a real honour and a privilege to be a part of such a special occasion but that doesn’t mean I want it to go well for him on the pitch tonight.”

Robinson has also penned an article in O’Loughlin’s testimonial brochure.

He added: “When I was asked to write a piece, I knew I’d have to take the mickey out of him, it would have been rude not to. Over the years I’ve got to know him really well and what makes him tick, and that’s given me a real insight into his character. 

“I have known him since I was 13, we’ve got a bit of a special bond, and I’m absolutely chuffed to bits I’ll be involved in his testimonial game. I will be delighted to see him walk out there for his special game tonight.”

Robinson made his return from injury in last weekend’s friendly defeat against Castleford.