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Player Review: Mitch Robinson

Player Review: Mitch Robinson Watch the highlights of Mitch Robinson's season.

Over the past month, lions.com.au have reviewed the seasons of all members of our current playing group. Today we're taking a look at the year that was for one of the Lions' most fierce competitors, Mitch Robinson.

#5 - Mitch Robinson

Mitch Robinson put a frustrating 2017 season behind him this year, with consistent performances in his 19 games for the Lions.

“Robbo” kicked off the 2018 AFL season in style by celebrating his 150th AFL game in Round 1 against St Kilda.

The 29-year-old had missed the majority of the 2017 season due to a foot injury so reaching this milestone felt long overdue. In his first game back, he had 23 disposals and two tackles in the Lions’ 25-point loss.

Known for his versatility, Robinson was found between the forward line, midfield or assigned on a tagging role throughout the year. In his tenth AFL season he was still as aggressive and fearless on field as ever. 

A standout performance was Round 6 against GWS Giants where he had 28 disposals, 20 of them contested. This was a career-best effort and he became just the 7th man in Lions history to achieve such a feat.

Round 17’s match against the Hawks was a special moment for Robinson in his fourth year at the Lions. It was the first time he played in his homeland state of Tasmania in a Lions guernsey and in front of family and friends, he booted two goals to help the Lions defeat the Hawks in Tasmania for the first time since 2006.

Robinson kicked 11 goals this year and only missed two games, Round 12 and 14, due to a toe injury.

He will return next year for the Lions after signing a one-year-contract at the conclusion of the season.

Coaches Comment - Dale Tapping Midfield Coach

"Mitch had a strong season playing forward and coming through the midfield. He was used as a tagger in a number of games to good effect (or is it affect). His physical strength and presence around the ball was really strong for the team."

Senior matches: 19

 

The views in this article are those of the author and not necessarily those of the AFL or its clubs