He played 13 years for his only club Gateshead Thunder. He made his first grade debut in 2002 as a winger and played there for most of his career, however his final season in 2012 was spent playing full back. Peers was a prominent part of the Gateshead Thunder team that were championship winners in 2008.
He played his junior rugby league for Newcastle Eagles (now Wallsend Eagles), signing for the club in 1992.
Before taking up rugby league, Peers played football at junior level for the world famous Wallsend Boys Club. During his childhood, he made numerous representative squads in Football, Rugby League, Rugby Union and Athletics.
Robin made 218 appearances in his 13 seasons with Gateshead Thunder which is currently a club record. He signed for the club in 1999 while still in high school and made his final appearance on 1 April 2012, scoring a 90m try in a 30-18 defeat versus Whitehaven.
3 days prior to this, Peers played in his testimonial game versus a North East Select XIII. He was awarded this in 2011 by the Rugby Football League for his services to his club and to the sport.
In 2009, Peers was part of the Gateshead Thunder side that finished 7th in the Company-operative Championship and runners-up in the Northern Rail 9s plate. He was also a part of their Challenge Cup run to the quarter finals where they were eventually knocked out by cup holders Street Helens. He made 15 appearances on the wing and scored 9 tries.
Robin made his debut for Gateshead in 2002 versus Oldham Roughyeds.
Robin, scoring his first international try in the final. The game was played at Castleford Tigers RLFC. He made one further appearance for England in December 2001 against the touring Queensland Universities side.
The game was played at Blackheath Reconstruction Finance Corporation in London. Alongside his playing career, Peers trained and practiced as a rugby league coach.
He started coaching at Newcastle Eagles (now Wallsend Eagles) in 2003, forming and coaching many of their teams (juniors & adults).
He was employed as a full-time Community Rugby League Coach for County Durham in May 2005 and worked in this role until October 2009. He then worked full-time for the Rugby Football League as a Talent Coach from November 2009 to March 2012. In 2010 and 2011, Peers worked on coach development projects for the Rugby League European Federation.
In May 2010 he was part of the management team of a delegation that visited Rostov-on-Don, Russia to help promote and develop the sport of Rugby League.
In March 2011, he worked on the RLEF Technical Coaching Strategy Course at Brunel University in London, a course that saw more than 50 delegates attend from 19 different nations. In January 2016, Peers took on interim head-coaching duties with the United States of America Hawks in their exhibition match against the Leeds Rhinos, coached by current United States of America coach, Brian McDermott.