Now in his third season of professional rugby, Robbie Coleman is one of Australia’s most dangerous attacking options in broken play. A slight player at just 1.79m and 84kg, what Coleman lacks in size he makes up for in pace off the mark and elusiveness. Over 40m Coleman is among the fastest players the Brumbies have ever had on their books providing him with ample opportunity to get over the try-line in 2013. The 2010 Australian Under 20’s Player of the Year was a world IRB Under 20’s nominee in the same year, which he capped off with a silver medal at the Delhi Commonwealth Games in the men’s sevens team. Coleman’s rise to fame came in the shortened version of the game where he was a mainstay of the Australian Sevens team on the world circuit throughout 2010. From there he made his long-awaited Super Rugby debut against the Reds in a memorable win at Canberra Stadium before linking with Manly in Sydney’s Shute Shield where he was a key performer for the start-studded Marlins. Returning to his home town of Queanbeyan in 2012, Coleman helped edge the Whites into the 2012 finals series after the side struggled through the early rounds of the competition. An accomplished fullback, Coleman has shown his versatility and been shifted around the park since making his Brumbies debut featuring at scrumhalf, flyhalf, inside centre, wing as well as the No 15 jersey.
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