Tom Robertson
Position Prop
Date of birth 28 August 1994
Height 180cm
Weight 107kg
Debut 2016 v Argentina, Perth
Caps 24

Biography

Born in the central west New South Wales town of Wellington, Tom Robertson played his junior rugby for the Dubbo Kangaroos before he came to board in Sydney at St. Joseph’s College, Hunters Hill. After graduation, the schools and aged representative enrolled in a medical science degree at the University of Sydney. In 2016, Robertson had a whirlwind season as he debuted with a try for New South Wales against the Highlanders and within six months played his maiden Test match against Argentina in Perth. Over the following two seasons he firmly established himself within the Wallabies’ match day squad before disaster struck during the 2018 Rugby Championship. Robertson ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during a non-contact training exercise ahead of the second Test against Argentina and was ruled out for the remainder of the year.

HIGHLIGHTS

2012

Represented Australian Schools against Fijian Schools, Samoan Schools and New Zealand Schools.

2014

Selected in the Australian U20s squad to the Junior World Championship tournament in New Zealand.

2016

Robertson won his first Test cap off the bench when he replaced Sekope Kepu at tight head prop in a 36-20 victory over Argentina in Perth. He earned a further six caps, all as a replacement, in the remaining eight internationals of the year.

2017

Robertson was selected in the run-on XV for the first time when chosen at tighthead prop for the a 37-14 victory over Fiji in Melbourne. He won a further 10 caps over the course of the year however just one, against Scotland in Sydney, was as a starter.

2018

He earned a total of six caps, including his third as a starter - the 13-38 loss to New Zealand in Sydney - before an ACL injury and subsequent surgery brought the year to a premature close.