Greenshields backs Trent
Full-back impressed by Robinson's coaching credentials
Last Updated: 02/06/11 8:53am
Robinson: Impressive rookie season with French outfit in Super League
Full-back Clint Greenshields believes rookie Catalans boss Trent Robinson has everything it takes to become one of the top coaches in the game.
Robinson took the reins at the Stade Gilbert Brutus at the end of the 2010 season, replacing compatriot Kevin Walters.
"It's only my opinion but he (Robinson) looks to me like he is going to be in the game for a long time and he can be a great coach in the Super League and the NRL.
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Under the stewardship of Robinson the French outfit have enjoyed a solid campaign and sit seventh in Super League, but are just five points adrift of table-toppers Warrington, Huddersfield and Wigan.
Indeed, it was against Wigan that Catalans secured arguably their greatest-ever result earlier in the term as they defeated the defending champions 47-28 at the JJB Stadium.
Greenshields missed that victory with a dislocated elbow, but returned to action with a try in last week's win at Wakefield and is confident Robinson can mastermind a double over Wigan when they teams clash in France on Saturday.
"Trent is only young but his knowledge of the game, the way he delivers his messages and the fact he can be an authoritative figure while still being your friend says to me he can go on to do anything he wants," explained Greenshields.
"It's only my opinion but he looks to me like he is going to be in the game for a long time and he can be a great coach in the Super League and the NRL.
"He's got the respect of all the Aussie imports and he has really impressed me with what he has done.
"The Wigan win was right up there with anything that has happened in my time here, it was frustrating not to be part of it but I'm looking forward to them coming over.
"I watched their game against Hull KR on Monday and they were really good. We're looking to get that consistency though of winning home or away and putting consecutive wins together.
"We are into the back half of the season now and this is when it really matters."