NOLA Gold signed Australian back Robbie Coleman through the 2020 Major League Rugby season. The 29-year-old is 5’10” and 183lbs.
Robbie is from Queanbeyan, Australia and has played Fullback, wing, and inside center, but can play flyhalf as well. He attended St. Edmunds College in Canberra.
Coleman was the 2010 Australian U-20 Player of the Year in 2010 and also helped the Australian seven’s team take silver at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi the same year.
He played rugby with the ACT Brumbies of Super Rugby from 2010-16 and in 2014, was the co-top try-scorer for the Brumbies, scoring eight tries. In 2014 he also played with the Canberra Vikings of the National Rugby Championship.
In 2017 he left the Brumbies for the Western Force (Super Rugby), but after Super Rugby eliminated the team, he was loaned to the French club, Narbonne of the Federale 1 League.
Beginning with the 2020 MLR season, Coleman is expected to be a key contributor for NOLA Gold.
NOLA Gold Comments
“We are proud to welcome Robbie Coleman to our NOLA Gold Family,” said General Manager, Ryan Fitzgerald.
“With 80 games in Super Rugby and 17 tries, Robbie clearly has the experience, toughness and game-changing ability, but most importantly, he brings with him a high level of professionalism.”
“Robbie is a total team guy and throughout the entire recruiting process, his passion has been evident. He will be a great fit into our culture of ‘playing for the guy next to you,’” Fitzgerald said.
Coleman brings added experience and depth to the Gold backline that will feature Carl Meyer, Tristan Blewett, JP Eloff, Scott Gale, Con Foley, Nick Feakes and Jojo Tikoisuva.
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