80 Games and nothing to show for it: Robbie Coleman’s quest for greatness

Robbie Coleman, in action last weekend against Brisbane City, admitted this week that he has at times let himself down with his professionalism. Image: ARU Media/Stu Walmsley

Robbie Coleman, in action last weekend against Brisbane City, admitted this week that he has at times let himself down with his professionalism. Image: ARU Media/Stu Walmsley

rugby.com.au: At the end of an otherwise garden-variety press conference last Friday, in the lead-up to the 2015 National Rugby Championship Final replay with Brisbane City, University of Canberra Vikings flyhalf Robbie Coleman dropped a bombshell, admitting that he’d had cause to reflect on what he’d achieved in his career to this point.

In admitting that he’d had the proverbial good, hard look in the mirror, Coleman said last Friday that a series of meetings with Brumbies Head Coach Stephen Larkham, and inspirational co-captain Christian Lealiifano brought him to the realisation that “…the last three years have gone so quick for me, and I feel like I’ve just wasted them as far as my rugby career goes.”

This week, I caught up with Coleman for a really honest follow-up on what is a pretty brutal self-assessment from a professional athlete…

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