NOLA Gold re-signed Australian back Robbie Coleman through the 2022 Major League Rugby season. The 30-year-old flyhalf is 5’10” and 190lbs.
Robbie started all five matches during the Covid-19 shortened 2020 season. Four starts were at flyhalf and another was at fullback. During the 2021 preseason, he started at flyhalf against the Houston SaberCats.
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 2020 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.