Trent Robinson may be well loved in Sydney these days for delivering three NRL titles to the Roosters including in his first season with the club in 2013, but he has a special place in the hearts of French rugby league fans.
After playing for Toulouse, Robinson succeeded eventual Hull KR coach Justin Morgan as coach as the French side reached the 2005 Challenge Cup semi-finals against Leeds Rhinos.
After working with former Wakefield Trinity boss Brian Smith at Newcastle Knights he returned to France where he delivered a fourth place finish in 2012 prior to joining the Roosters.
He continues to play a role in French rugby league supporting their Rugby League World Cup alongside Featherstone boss Sean Long and new St Helens assistant Laurent Frayssinous.
Still keen on the French game, he took some time to support Toulouse during their off season as they hope to return to Super League after relegation.
The club released the following statement about this:
“For two hours, Toulouse Olympique coaches had the privilege of being trained by Trent Robinson, former Australian player and current head coach of the Sydney Roosters with whom he won the National Rugby League NRL three times in 2013, 2018 and 2019.
“During his speech, Trent was able to share his experience, advice, philosophy and other technical aspects of training.
“The TO XIII association would like to thank Trent for his availability and kindness.”