Olly Robinson scoops Turnover King award

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Cardiff Blues flanker Olly Robinson was named the Guinness Pro14’s Turnover King at the league awards in Dublin on Sunday night.

It makes it two awards in two years for the 27-year-old, who was named the league’s Tackle Machine at the end of 2017/18 despite only arriving at the Arms Park three months into the season.

Robinson won 26 turnovers in 21 Pro14 games this season, three ahead of second place Nick Williams, as Cardiff Blues won more jackal turnovers than any other team in the league during the 2018/19 campaign.

He also finished third in the top tackler list with 274, just seven behind Connacht’s Jarrad Butler who topped that statistic, although the Tackle Machine award went to James King of the Ospreys courtesy of his higher tackle completion percentage.

Robinson was the only Cardiff Blues award winner on the night, although Owen Lane was nominated for the Next Gen Star of the Season award, the old Young Player of the Year, but missed out to Adam Hastings of Glasgow.

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