Coleman extends Brumbies deal

Date published: May 13 2015

Brumbies utility back Robbie Coleman has extended his stay with the Canberra side until the end of 2017 after signing a new deal.

The versatile three-quarter can play across the backline and has spent most of this season at either full-back or centre for the Australian conference leaders.

And despite interest from overseas and elsewhere in Australia, the 24-year-old has decided to stick with the Brumbies.

"There were a few other things that we looked at but at the end of the day my first choice was to stay in Canberra with the Brumbies so I’m pleased we were able to make that happen," Coleman said.
"Working with Stephen Larkham has been huge for my career and I continue to learn plenty from him. He was a big part of me wanting to stay with the Brumbies as I know I can becomes a better player here.
"As a Canberra-based player, I played all my junior footy in Queanbeyan, I hope this shows there are good opportunities here for local players. By the time my new deal is up I’ll have been contracted with the Brumbies for seven years and there are certainly other young guys coming through the ranks in Canberra who are capable of achieving the same thing."

Coleman joins a growing list of players to have re-signed with the Brumbies including James Dargaville, who put pen to paper last weekend.