Body found in search for missing former NRL player Robinson

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Police in New South Wales believe the body of missing former NRL player Chad Robinson has been found.

The 36-year-old went missing from his home in Kellyville, Sydney, on November 26.

According to a statement released by police, a body believed to be that of Robinson, but which is yet to be formally identified, was discovered by electricity workers on Thursday.

"Police searching for a missing Kellyville man are investigating the discovery of a man's body in a car at Kenthurst," the statement reads.

"Electricity workers found the man's car near the intersection of Marieba and Porters roads about 12:30pm (Thursday 22 December 2016).

"While the man is yet to be formally identified, it is believed to be the body of a 36-year-old man who was last seen at his Kellyville home on Saturday 26 November 2016. 

"A post mortem examination will officially determine how the man died. Initial inquiries suggest there are no apparent suspicious circumstances.

"Police will prepare a brief for the Coroner."

Robinson played for Parramatta Eels in two spells either side of a stint with Sydney Roosters, where he won the 2002 NRL premiership. He ended his career with Harlequins Rugby League, now known as London Broncos, in 2009.

In a statement published on Thursday, Eels chief executive Bernie Gurr said: "The Parramatta Eels are devastated by the news of the tragic loss of Chad Robinson, Blue and Gold player number 617.

"Chad was a much loved local junior, first grade player and valued team-mate at our club. 

"Chad will be missed dearly. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this very difficult time."