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Benn Robinson Coming Back to Speak and Fish

Former Wallaby Benn Robinson enjoyed his time in Darwin with Camp Wallaby he had no hesitation in accepting an invitation to return to speak at Sunday’s Eric Johnston Medal Presentation.

Benn's Rugby career has been a stellar one.

The 2006 season became a ground-breaking one for Benn. He made his Super 14 debut for the Waratahs against the Queensland Reds in Brisbane and went on to play in all 13 games for the Waratahs during that season.  He also made his Test debut for the Wallabies against South Africa in the TriNations.

In 2009 he became the second winner of the People’s Choice – Wallaby of the Year award, at the John Eales Medal awards night. 

In 2011 Benn’s  Rugby World Cup aspirations were dealt a cruel blow when he was ruled of the tournament with a season-ending knee injury

In 2012 he became the 163rd player to captain New South Wales, leading the Waratahs side out for clashes with the Sharks and Chiefs.

In 2014 he won the Super Rugby title with the Waratahs.

Benn retired from rugby in June 2016 after suffering a serious eye injury, having made 72 test match and 151 Super Rugby appearances.

There will be an opportunity to “Go Fishin” with Benn on Monday.

The NTRU will conduct a silent auction for an Arafura Blue Water Charter for two people.

Departing Monday Morning at 6.00am from the Cullen Bay Ferry Terminal for a full day of reef and game fishing up to 40 nautical miles out.

Departing Cullen Bay Ferry Terminal. Fish will be cleaned gilled and gutted & may be kept within NT bag limits returning at 3.30pm

Areas fished include Fenton Patches, Fish Reef, Bass Reef, Lorna Shoals, The Pinnacles and North and South Gutter depending on the tides and weather. They will be chasing Jew Fish, Mackerel, Tuna, Trevally, Golden Snapper, Coral Trout plus other reef species depending on tides and areas fished.

Includes all quality Shimano game rods and reels spooled with braided line, all fishing tackle, bait, eskies and ice

Included also is Breakfast, (ham and cheese croissants) morning tea (cakes), lunch (cold meat and salad wraps) afternoon tea (gourmet cheese and savoury platter), tea, coffee and ice water – BYO alcohol if you wish.

The Eric Johnston Medal Presentation will be held on Sunday at the Palmerston Sports Club (The Hub) with tickets $110 per person.


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