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Force sign Brumbies back Coleman

AAP logoAAP 21/10/2016

The Western Force have signed pacy Brumbies utility back Robbie Coleman for the next two Super Rugby seasons.

The 26-year-old will leave the Canberra-based club with a year left on his contract and head west to play under new coach Dave Wessels.

After 80 caps with the Brumbies, Coleman said it was time to change.

"I met Dave back in 2012 when he was working at the Brumbies and I had a great relationship with him then," Coleman said.

"Now that he's the head coach of an exciting team, it was an offer too good to refuse and I can't wait to get out there and pull on the blue jersey."

Wessels said he had been trying to lure Coleman to the club for some time.

"Robbie has played 80 Super Rugby games in a successful team and has a winning mentality, but he's still only 26-years-old, so he has a lot of good rugby left in him," Wessels said.

"He can play a number of different positions in the backline which is useful for us and he's also a left footer which makes him very valuable.

"Most of all the thing I love about Robbie is that he's a winner and he is exactly the type positive energy we need in our group."

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