Tindall's former England team-mate Robinson praises coaching impact
12:25pm Saturday 9th March 2013 in Sport
GLOUCESTER’S array of attacking talent has already started to have an impact on the international scene and Jason Robinson insists his World Cup-winning team-mate Mike Tindall deserves a lot of the credit, writes Ryan Walters.
The 34-year-old centre is combining his continued playing career with his role as backs coach at Kingsholm.
And with the likes of Freddie Burns and Billy Twelvetrees already on Stuart Lancaster’s radar and with the in-form Jonny May surely not far behind it is a great time to be involved with the Cherry & Whites.
Robinson insists that Tindall’s unmatched experience at the top-end of the game will see him become as successful a coach as he was a player.
"Mike has got great experience and been around the England set-up for a long time and has been in almost every situation on a rugby field," said Robinson, speaking in his role as an ambassador for the Rosslyn Park HSBC National Schools Sevens.
"I am sure they will enjoy what he is doing at Gloucester and long may it continue for them as they have done well this season.
"He is a tough player and a character and that is what is helping him at the moment.
"There are some really exciting players like Jonny May who I am sure will have his hands on an England shirt in the future.
"Coaching is a great job but it also has its ups and downs. He (Tindall) is a guy that can ride the storm so he will continue to put that effort in and we will continue to see the improvements in the players and that will encourage him to keep going.
"When you see guys doing the business on the field that is your reward as a coach."
2001 British and Irish Lions legend Jason Robinson is an ambassador for the Rosslyn Park HSBC National Schools Sevens and will be running coaching clinics during the tournament courtesy of HSBC. For more information visit www.rpns7.co.uk/p/hsbc-coaching-clinics.