Queanbeyan’s Robbie Coleman will move into the UC Brumbies history books on Saturday night when the flyer hits 50 caps against the Waratahs in Sydney.
A diminutive speedster who has found himself anywhere from 12 to 15 for the UC Brumbies since debuting in 2010, Coleman has evolved into one of the competition’s most elusive runners in broken play.
Coleman’s ability to pick a winner at the greyhounds is matched only by his knack of finding five-pointers and with seven tries in 2014 he is one Australia’s most prolific try-scorers.
“I’m really excited,” Coleman said.
“It’s a big honour for me and always been a goal of mine to reach 50 caps. For me to be able to do that at one club is exciting and something I’m very proud of.
“I had a fairly fast start to my career but the last couple of seasons have been hampered by injuries. They were niggling sorts of injuries that just kept going and going. It’s great to be fit, to be stringing a few games together and as I mentioned before, reaching 50 is something I’m very proud of.”
Another product of the St Edmunds College rugby factory, Coleman was a prolific aged grade representative wearing green and gold at Schoolboys, Under 20s and Sevens.
Now into his mid-20s, Coleman has been one of the shining lights in the UC Brumbies backline in 2014 and will reckon in the end of season standings for the team’s best back.
Since his debut against the Reds in 2010, Coleman has shown great versatility scoring tries from inside centre, fullback, the wing and the bench.
H/W: 179cm, 83kg
DOB: 3/8/1990, Queanbeyan
UC Brumbies Caps: 49
UC Brumbies Pts: 70 (14t)
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