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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Robbie Coleman's great finish against the Chiefs

Young Robbie Coleman scored one of the tries of the weekend as the Brumbies got their Super Rugby campaign off to a positive start with a 28-20 victory over the Chiefs in Canberra on Saturday.

Coleman, the 20 year old Australian Sevens star, cut through the defence then stepped veteran All Black fullback Mils Muliaina with ease as he finished off a great try that started with a turnover from a huge Julian Salvi tackle earlier.

In fact there were a few big tackles before the try came about, including one from Fritz Lee that rocked Pat McCabe as he got ball and all. He did well to retain possession though, which led to Coleman sniping through a few forwards then stepping the last man.

It was his debut start for the Brumbies and despite weighing just 83kg’s and opposing Tana Umaga, Coleman managed to make an explosive impact. Coach Andy Friend wasn't too surprised, says he’s always been impressed by the young flyer.

"Robbie's got real speed," Friend said. "He's got similar footwork and vision to Matt Giteau. That combination worked well. They pose a real threat.

"Every time Robbie has been asked to step up to another level, whether it's the Australian under-20s or the sevens, he has done it, which is the sign of a quality footballer."

Coleman looks to be yet another talented young Australian back that will no doubt terrorise defences for many years to come. He'll be one to keep an eye on this season.


Time: 03:19


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  • first!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at February 22, 2011 10:07 am  

  • Super 14's/15's are just so much more fun to watch when they broadcast the australian commentators

    By Blogger Richard, at February 22, 2011 10:12 am  

  • Looked a bit scrappy until that point. Nice try.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at February 22, 2011 10:13 am  

  • Nice step;)

    australian union products good young lads

    By Anonymous Colombes, at February 22, 2011 10:24 am  

  • I blinked and missed it

    By Anonymous BlahBlah, at February 22, 2011 10:39 am  

  • "One thing's for sure, he can't grow a beard." Lol, loving this commentary!

    By Anonymous Rob, at February 22, 2011 10:46 am  

  • Aussi comentators, maybe biased as hell but they do have the best banter

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at February 22, 2011 10:55 am  

  • Does anyone know what's up with the Brumbies and beards??

    It's not in remembrance of Ned Kelly is it?

    Hope the game looks after the youngsters that come through.

    By Anonymous Philip, at February 22, 2011 10:57 am  

  • Great feet, nice try. Another young Aussie talent - where do they unearth these guys?

    By Anonymous Mike, at February 22, 2011 11:01 am  

  • Awesome commentary as usual from this pair. Can we get them to cover the six nations!?

    By Anonymous Von, at February 22, 2011 11:02 am  

  • Brilliant commentary. Pretty useful try too. Comparisons with Shane Williams maybe?

    By Anonymous Phil, at February 22, 2011 11:15 am  

  • no, because this guy plays 12.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at February 22, 2011 11:29 am  

  • Very James O'Connoresque from Coleman who could become a great back up to JOC in the future when he gets the number 12 jersey in the wallabies.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at February 22, 2011 11:33 am  

  • That sidestep is almost as good as something Toulouse or Toulon would produce.

    By Anonymous TheCompleteRealist, at February 22, 2011 11:58 am  

  • ^ Hahahahaha almost as good? You're looking at a SH team friend, we are the standard to which european teams strive for.

    By Anonymous TheActualRealist, at February 22, 2011 12:04 pm  

  • How about posting the Gerhard van den Heever try for the Bulls against the Lions? Certainly the best individual effort of the first round.

    By Anonymous katman, at February 22, 2011 12:05 pm  

  • ^ Hahahahaha almost as good? You're looking at a SH team friend, we are the standard to which european teams strive for.

    You didn't watch the opening Super rugby round then?

    It was a festival of empty stadiums, knock ons and other unforced errors. The Top 14 on its own craps all over "Super" rugby, and doesn't need to spread itself over 3 countries and 3 time zones.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at February 22, 2011 12:38 pm  

  • seriusly,there doesn't have to be a NH/SH debate on every single comment section.just don't react to the couple of people who are trying to stir up trouble.how about for once,we all just comment on the video.
    great try,looks to be another promising australian back;they really do have enough at this point,it's not fair to the other countries!

    By Anonymous Leeners93, at February 22, 2011 12:56 pm  

  • seriusly,there doesn't have to be a NH/SH debate on every single comment section.just don't react to the couple of people who are trying to stir up trouble.how about for once,we all just comment on the video.
    great try,looks to be another promising australian back;they really do have enough at this point,it's not fair to the other countries!

    By Anonymous Leeners93, at February 22, 2011 12:56 pm  

  • ^^^^^ exactly!!! There is no debate at all. The SH always outclasses the NH whenever it counts (providing no injuries) so I dont know why the NH idiots argue when they are always outclassed!!!

    By Anonymous Tom (the real one, no the c*nt from the other page), at February 22, 2011 1:18 pm  

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    By Anonymous Anonymous, at February 22, 2011 1:28 pm  

  • Yeah there was an earthquake that hit Christchurch earlier today.

    Condolences go out to those who have lost family and friends in this tragic event.

    http://www.smh.com.au/world/a-broken-city-fears-earthquake-death-toll-will-reach-200-20110222-1b46g.html

    By Anonymous Philip, at February 22, 2011 2:08 pm  

  • "one thing for certain, he can't grow a beard!" lol

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at February 22, 2011 2:54 pm  

  • Great try, love to see this sort of play prevailing in rugby, and good to see lighter players do their stuff, because it fills stadiums. In my opinion, more so than the heavy boys thumping the hell out of each other.

    By Anonymous Krang, at February 22, 2011 3:42 pm  

  • RD now that people have resorted to making insensitive comments about things that have no relation to rugby at all, surely that's a sign to take some form of action to clean up the comment section?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at February 22, 2011 3:51 pm  

  • @ the sad NH anon

    "It was a festival of empty stadiums, knock ons and other unforced errors. The Top 14 on its own craps all over "Super" rugby, and doesn't need to spread itself over 3 countries and 3 time zones."

    Their was one game (Hurricanes vs Highlanders) which had low numbers (by SupeRugby standards), the 11,000 who showed up would still fill most of the parks European club rugby is played in. And round 1 in any sport or league will see more mistakes then usual. As for the 3 countries & timezone remark what point are you trying to make? Seems like the right call to have the 3 best rugby nations provincial teams competing against each other.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at February 22, 2011 4:23 pm  

  • The try looks good, the 2 minutes before that dull.
    The guy might be a talent in 7's but let's not overdo it with the superlatives just yet. Let's have another look at the end of the season, hope he keeps his form and we can call him a superstar than.

    By Anonymous Guy, at February 22, 2011 4:24 pm  

  • Average step, average try

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at February 22, 2011 4:29 pm  

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    By Anonymous Anonymous, at February 22, 2011 4:43 pm  

  • it was a good try and the hit just before the try looked pretty sweet too. I think it is better than the Bulls try one video up.

    Also, the people talking about the Earthquake, shut up. It is shit luck and my condolences go out to everyone involved. They don't need trolls taking the piss out of them.

    By Anonymous englishman not obsessed with NHv.SH, at February 22, 2011 4:50 pm  

  • hmmm. I know this isnt an earthquake forum or whatever. But my mind springs forward to the 2011 RWC in NZ.

    Im wondering if any stadiums have been affected by the quake, or whether they will have everything sorted in time.

    I know its a while off and im sure the RWC is the least of their worries right now. (Totally understandable)

    But it makes you wonder whether rugby life will go on and a 'new country' would be found or whether it would be postponed or cancelled etc...

    (I know the RWC is a while off, but for a point of interest, does anyone know if a natural disaster or something would cause it to be cancelled/moved/postponed?)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at February 22, 2011 5:17 pm  

  • The International Rugby Union won't be commenting at this stage on the status of this year's World Cup in New Zealand following yesterday's Christchurch earthquake.

    AMI Stadium is likely to have suffered some damage following the quake.

    The IRB feels it would be inappropriate to comment at this stage on the status of Rugby World Cup 2011 infrastructure or operations.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at February 22, 2011 6:09 pm  

  • Is Fritz Lee the same guy who made a suicide high tackle in the ITM (playing for Taranaki?)

    Awesome stuff... and well said, if you get round Mils, you deserve the points haha... The Oz backs industry making their jobs very well, it seems that every time SA produce a giant of a back rower, OZ produce one super lightning back

    By Anonymous Juggernauter, at February 22, 2011 6:17 pm  

  • ^^^^ and England produce a Cipriani or something ¬_¬

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at February 22, 2011 6:22 pm  

  • I haven't watched Super Rugby yet this season, but Sivivatu looks pretty chubby at the end of that clip.

    Did he get fat?

    By Blogger Chaosphere, at February 22, 2011 6:29 pm  

  • SH/NH debate is stupid, as we soon will see more SH players in Top 14 than in the "Super Rugby" (ah ah, so unpretentious)...
    Don't argue, I'm just kidding. Stupid debates deserve stupid comments, don't they ?

    ...Nice try anyway.

    And a thought for the people in Christchurch and NZ.

    By Anonymous The Frenchman, at February 22, 2011 9:21 pm  

  • Super Rugby is super duper.

    I'm super! Thanks for asking!

    By Anonymous Big Gay Al, at February 22, 2011 10:25 pm  

  • kerr barlows try in the same game was good aswell.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at February 22, 2011 10:32 pm  

  • Fantastic try. Great rucking leading to the turn over for the Brumbies too.

    Just a question for discussion: why are NH players so bad at one-on-one tackling in loose play?

    By Blogger SmellyNerfherder, at February 22, 2011 10:50 pm  

  • The crowds in Super rugby are better than literally every other competition in the world that isn;t an international compeition (involving national teams).
    The average crowd was 20,000 average roughly last season..
    The next best comp is the Heineken Cup, which sits at around 15,000.
    The GP is around 14,000 or so, and the T14 is about 14,000 too.

    This season, based on round 1 of the S15 the average attendance is 26,774.
    That's a total of 187,420 for 7 games played.

    That's higher than anything else rugby can offer.

    These were the attendences :

    11,091 - Wellington
    25,524 - Melbourne
    32,700 - Auckland
    13,227 - Canberra
    23,807 - Durban
    55,011 - Johannesburg
    26,060 - Brisbane

    Next round should see more big crowds. The Wartahs are expecting 50,000 in Sydney for the Reds game, Cape Town should get 30,000 at least and Blomfontein might get 30,000 too.
    The other games should attract 15,000 to 20,000 for the most part.


    In Comparison here are the T14 attendences last round :
    13,323 - Montpellier
    13,903 - Agen
    16,912 - Bayonne
    8328 - Castres
    7812 - Racing Métro
    8000 - Bourgoin
    16075 - Clermont

    Not one crowd over 20,000 and several below 10,000.

    By Anonymous Jono, at February 23, 2011 12:11 am  

  • Jono > Try stating how many games are played in Super Duper rugby vs Top 14, Heineken Cup and the Aviva Prem? What's the overall (total attendance per season), including league and cup for the proper leagues in Europe.

    Each Super 14 team only played 13 games last season (with lower ticket prices).

    Top 14 teams played 26 league matches with HEC games on top (max 34 games).

    English Premiership teams played 22 league matches plus LV= cup games plus HEC games (max 30 games).

    That equates to almost triple the number of matches of the "Super" franchises that fans have to shell out for.

    Leicester Tigers averaged 22,000 fans over 30+ games in a country where football dominates and ticket prices are more than twice the price as Super Rugby fixtures.

    Good try though.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at February 23, 2011 12:36 am  

  • Manchester United average 75,000 fans every week for an AVERAGE ticket price of £45, BOOM. You could buy a house in New Zealand and Australia for that much and a town in South Africa.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at February 23, 2011 12:48 am  

  • I agree 100%, there certainly are more supporters as a total number in Europe.
    Just as there are more teams, more players, more money, more cities, more stadiums and more people.
    Totally valid point.

    But that's not the criticism people make.

    They say the stadiums are empty and that attendences are low, which is demonstratable false.

    They are the highest attendences in the world for a rugby competition not involving national teams.

    By Anonymous Jono, at February 23, 2011 12:53 am  

  • I'm sorry did you just compare Man Utd to rugby???
    Do yourself a favour and look up AFL attendences if we're now comparing different sports to rugby. The AFL (Autralian football league) has higher average attendences than the Premier League. It's the fourth highest average attandance of any sporting league int he world. Total attendance is higher in English football though (once again, more people, more teams, more fixtures in england).

    And did you just comapre the British economy to the Australian economy??
    The Australian economy is the only western economy not to go into recession in the last two years.
    It has lower unemployment, a higher per capita income and it's deficit it's a tiny fraction of the British economy.

    But why do you even feel compelled to make these arguments.

    By Anonymous Jono, at February 23, 2011 12:59 am  

  • Oh, and the current structure the max games a S14 team plays is 19.
    So it's about two thirds as many.

    By Anonymous Jono, at February 23, 2011 1:03 am  

  • @Jono

    BOOM!!! Suck it NH!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at February 23, 2011 1:56 am  

  • South African rugby has the biggest crowds, not only in Super rugby but in the Currie Cup too. Don't bother mentioning ticket prices, tickets can be upto 100 pounds, so I'm right.

    I win.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at February 23, 2011 2:32 am  

  • "You could buy a house in New Zealand and Australia for that much and a town in South Africa."

    ---

    I wish our Sydney houses were that cheap lol. These days it's hard finding anything decent for less than $700,000 unfortunately :(

    Apparently Sydney is 2nd last in the world in housing affordability!

    By Anonymous Philip, at February 23, 2011 2:40 am  

  • all this nh sh bullshit is really annoying lads. Fair enough there is obviously different styles, including within each hemisphere, but they all have their merits.

    But some sort of super final between the club champions of both hemispheres really would be a great spectacle.

    Any chance of this ever happening?

    Only one extra game.

    By Blogger SAM^2, at February 23, 2011 2:41 am  

  • The problem with the idea, Sam is that the seasons don't run concurrently.
    Whenever you played the game (given that you couldn't play it during the season for either hemisphere) it would be in one teams off-season.
    It wouldn't really be viable for that reason, one team would be out of season, unfit, with half their squad unsigned.

    By Anonymous Jono, at February 23, 2011 3:09 am  

  • Could be a played biennially so they're hosted in SH and NH winters, like the Ashes.

    I'm sure that given a bit of effort, it'd make a great match :)

    By Anonymous Philip, at February 23, 2011 3:14 am  

  • Naaah a NH/SH Club Champion match would only prove that SH Rugby have better rugby players. The reason is half of the NH Club Champion team would be from the SH who are the star players that got their team there.

    By Anonymous Leighton45, at February 23, 2011 3:17 am  

  • So Leighton, what is the standard wage of a super rugby player? And what is the standard wage of a HC or Top 14 player?

    Only I'm pretty sure if I'm an awesome player and I can make double or even a few grand more a year to secure a decent future after I've been broken time and time again...I'd do it....

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at February 23, 2011 4:43 am  

  • There's not a massive difference anymore, except for the very top players, since the T14 introduced a salary cap and the GFC reduced the value of the pound and euro.

    A big thing is that it's alot easier to go and play in the NH for a top player. Get paid just as much if not more, not have to play tough, grueling international rugby and get to live in Europe for a couple years, particularly if you are living in a beautiful place like Southern France.

    So of course players do it.

    But I'm pretty sure that's not the point he was making.
    The point was the best players are almost all from the SH.

    By Anonymous Jono, at February 23, 2011 4:45 am  

  • Not that it matters.

    Back to the video!

    Robbie Coleman is a great find for the Brumbies, considering Gitaeu's leaving at the end of the year.

    Heir apparent?

    By Anonymous Jono, at February 23, 2011 5:08 am  

  • Jono : "The point was the best players are almost all from the SH."

    Correct. And they are cheap...

    Talking about salary cap in Top 14 ? It's 8 million euros per team ! You can buy some Giteau every month with that !
    Salary cap... let me laugh !


    But this will not last long.

    By Anonymous The Frenchman, at February 23, 2011 7:17 am  

  • *Sigh*, i'm a NH'er. The SH does play better rugby, the statistics just prove it. However I do think the standard in the NH is improving and it won't be too long until the competitions are so one sided.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at February 23, 2011 11:47 am  

  • ^^^incorrect with regard to 'almost all the best players...blah blah horseshit'

    You guys spout a huge amount of shut you know that!!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at February 23, 2011 11:49 am  

  • I love seeing body types other than the muscle bound bruiser succeed in rugby. Here's to the short guys, the tall skinny guys and the fat guys! Rugby is for all.

    By Anonymous tb, at February 23, 2011 3:23 pm  

  • Just like to send a congratulations to everyone who placed very tasteful comments in the other two videos and got the comment section disabled.

    Really really well done. you're f~~king RD up for the rest of the people, and ofcourse RD itself...

    If RD said 'f**k it from now on you have to pay a subscription', where would you go? back to youtube

    I suppose rugbyDump is an unfortunate name, as it appears to attract all sorts of sh*ts!

    By Anonymous (u-p)rick, at February 24, 2011 4:01 pm  

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    By Anonymous Rob, at February 24, 2011 10:46 pm  

  • Actually I thought he made a valid point actually, could have done without the sarcasm I guess but I'd be quite lost without RD or if it became a paying site. (as my lack of funds don't help)

    I'm also not entirely sure what exactly in that post he made was invalid, they did screw up the comment section.

    Anyway awesome finish there. Don't hear about this guy much.

    By Anonymous Sam, at February 25, 2011 12:49 am  

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    By Anonymous Anonymous, at February 25, 2011 1:03 am  

  • Could we just leave the NH/SH arguments out of the comments section? Both sides are just as bad as each other.

    And please RD, hurry up and work out a way to disable anonymous commenting! lol :P

    In any case, keep up the great work RD. It's much appreciated :)

    By Anonymous Philip, at February 25, 2011 2:39 am  

  • Yeah, RD, much apreciatted.
    Try to ignore the one or two people who cause trouble (and I'm pretty sure it's just one or two people who just repeatedly come on here and leave dumb comments).

    By Anonymous Jono, at February 25, 2011 3:07 am  

  • ^^^ you would have thought they'd actually have something to do with their lives. I enjoy RD and the comments section generally. It's a good way to see different sides as well a learn more about my favourite sport, although I must admit it's hardly the best use of my time.

    But those that come on here to get a rise out of silly comments. Very sad indeed!

    By Anonymous Sam, at February 25, 2011 3:53 am  

  • Whoa that guy can accelerate!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at February 25, 2011 7:27 am  

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