Superfit Brisbane Broncos NRLW star Julia Robinson beats trolls with brilliant comeback

Three-time NRLW premiership player Julia Robinson has hit out at keyboard warriors after receiving vile abuse for her ruined physique on social media.

The 24-year-old Broncos and Queensland star featured in a since-deleted post on the Brisbane Broncos’ Facebook page which showed the toned footballer training hard ahead of the season opener this weekend.

The sexist comments had one common theme: they insinuated that she was a man.

It didn’t seem to rattle her, but Robinson was determined to shout out the vulgar insults.

Brisbane Broncos NRLW star Julia Robinson has hit out after trolls posted sexist, vulgar comments about her ripped physique

The 24-year-old took to Instagram to respond to haters who posted vulgar comments on a since-deleted Broncos Facebook post

The 24-year-old took to Instagram to respond to haters who posted vulgar comments on a since-deleted Broncos Facebook post

“I usually never read comments on social media or let them affect me, but I just wanted to say that no one should be ashamed or self-conscious about having muscles,” Robinson wrote on his Instagram story.

“It shows dedication and hard work. I love my muscles. Julia xoxo.’

The reply was below a screenshot of some of the worst comments which included statements such as: “He’s going to be a good player”, while another wrote “he’s a rig”.

Another pair of comments included a troll who wrote Robinson ‘looks like a woman trapped in a man’s body’, while another wrote: ‘put a man’s head on that body and it’s a male’.

Julia Robinson has won three NRLW premierships with the Broncos - and a war of words with trolls who

Julia Robinson has won three NRLW premierships with the Broncos – and a war of words with trolls who

Many prominent players, fans and journalists took to social media to show support for Robinson and condemn the vulgar comments.

Ex-NRL legend Isaac Luke was one who literally roasted the trolls.

‘Wowwee. Man, this pisses me off. Just because you (sic) look like potatoes and she doesn’t. Post a picture of what you look like now and let us FRY YOU!’ Luke wrote.

Julia Robinson (right) and Broncos teammate Shenae Ciesiolka soak up the sun in Queensland

Julia Robinson (right) and Broncos teammate Shenae Ciesiolka soak up the sun in Queensland

He was joined by Wests Tigers star Jackson Hastings, who alluded to footy legend Paul Green’s tragic death when he wrote: ‘What’s wrong with people? After this week alone you should believe people [would] check yourself. Well done Julia for calling them trolls out absolute burgers.

Prominent Twitter feed NRL Physio slammed the keyboard warriors, writing: ‘NRLW players looking fitter and stronger is shockingly a fantastic thing for the game and only speaks to growing professionalism.’

Robinson’s fellow NRLW star, prominent Queensland journalist Katie Brown, simply wrote “DISGUSTING”, while another top foot scientist, Brad Walter, said Robinson – who covered up the names of the trolls – should have “named and shamed them”.

The 170cm, 73kg wing has won three premierships with the Broncos, and won the club’s coaching award last season.

Robinson has also played for Queensland and Australia, despite only playing rugby league for the first time in 2018 after playing netball growing up.

Julia Robinson at Maroons women's State of Origin training with Queensland legend Billy Slater

Julia Robinson at Maroons women’s State of Origin training with Queensland legend Billy Slater

Robinson has played 13 games in the NRLW's very short seasons for the Broncos since debuting in 2018

Robinson has played 13 games in the NRLW’s very short seasons for the Broncos since debuting in 2018

The super fit soccer star often posts videos of her training on Instagram.

One incredible example showed Robinson not only completing some chin-ups with ridiculous ease, but with a 25kg weight plate strapped to her.

Her strength would put any sexist keyboard warrior to shame.

Tayla Harris made headlines after a photo of her kicking a goal (pictured) was uploaded to Seven's AFL page on March 18, sparking a storm of sexist comments

Tayla Harris made headlines after a photo of her kicking a goal (pictured) was uploaded to Seven’s AFL page on March 18, sparking a storm of sexist comments

Female athletes being sexually objectified and subjected to vulgar, sexist comments is unfortunately nothing new.

AFLW star and boxer Tayla Harris famously shouted nasty comments at an award-winning photo of her iconic goal-kicking style in a game.

“My hoarding is ok, but derogatory and sexist comments are not,” she wrote at the time calling out the trolls, as Robinson has done.

“Here’s a picture (sic) of me at work. Think about this before your disparaging comments dear,” she captioned a Twitter post soon after.

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