HUDDERSFIELD vanquished York 22-6 in a mud-bath game at Fartown.
There were three absentees as the home side were without Johnny Hunter, Dennis Cavanagh, whose injured knee had not recovered, and Pat Devery, who had broken a bone in a hand the previous week.
Those losses resulted in some shuffling of positions which took Ted Slevin into the front row for the first time since he came to Huddersfield.
Robinson, the York centre, was the New Zealander who was making his first appearance with the visiting side.
Considering previous heavy rain, the playing surface was in reasonable condition but Huddersfield opted to come out with a white ball - the first time they had used one.
Huddersfield carved out a 16-3 lead at the break which featured a hat trick of tries by Dick Cracknell.
But, in the second period, parts of the ground began churning up badly and all the players were well caked in mud.
The players began to get so black with mud that it was sometimes difficult to distinguish one side from the other.
As the Huddersfield attack got going again, Lionel Cooper made a bid for the corner but he was overwhelmed.
Henderson, cutting through up the middle, fell to numbers in front of the posts and Billy Banks was stopped a yard short at the corner.
The ball came back across the field and Cooper was held up again at the other corner.
A dropped pass enabled York to kick the ball well up the field.
Cooper then scored his 49th try of the season after a run of 75 yards in the course of which one persistent defender was handed off four times.