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Grateful for a second chance, fiery Lion re-signs for two more years

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BRISBANE hard nut Mitch Robinson will continue his remarkable career revival for at least another two years after signing a contract extension until the end of 2021.

Robinson was delisted by Carlton following the 2014 season when the Lions threw him a lifeline that has worked out brilliantly for both parties.

 

The 30-year-old is in the midst of a superb season, playing all 16 games, averaging 21 disposals and kicking 13 goals playing a variety of roles.

He is joined by young defender Jack Payne, who has also signed for another two years.

Robinson said he wanted to continue to repay the faith shown in him by Brisbane and its CEO Greg Swann, who was largely responsible for taking the punt in bringing him north.

"For the team that gave me a second lifeline, I’m very grateful to them," Robinson said.

"Thankfully Greg Swann saw something in me to offer me a contract. 

"I feel like I'm always indebted to them."

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Robinson was offered a one-year contract after a strong 2018 and midway through Brisbane's pre-season was playing in its 'B' team in match simulations.

However, once given his chance in the top team, he hasn't looked back.

"We are going through some good patches this year and the future looks bright," he said.

"We are continually improving, and I want to be a part of that."