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Adam Coleman (born 7 October 1991) is an Australian rugby union player living in Melbourne who plays lock for the Melbourne Rebels in Super Rugby.[1][2]

Adam Coleman
Adam Coleman 2017.jpg
Date of birth (1991-10-07) 7 October 1991 (age 28)
Place of birthHobart, Tasmania
Height204 cm (6 ft 8 in)
Weight122 kg (19 st 3 lb; 269 lb)
SchoolNew Town High School
Notable relative(s)Rodney Blake, Inoke Afeaki
Rugby union career
Position(s) Lock
Current team London Irish
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2009 Hobart Harlequins ()
2010-2011 Uni-Norths Owls 24 ()
2011–2013 Parramatta Two Blues ()
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2013 Waratahs 1 (0)
2014–2017 Western Force 49 (10)
2017 Perth Spirit 0 (0)
2018–2019 Rebels 22 (0)
2019– London Irish ()
Correct as of 16 June 2019
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2016–pres. Australia 34 (20)
Correct as of 19 September 2019

CareerEdit

Coleman attended New Town High School in Hobart Tasmania. He represented Tasmania in under 14s, 16s and 18s. Coleman played under 18s at the national championships and was then selected in the combined states team that lost to Queensland in the final of the division one championship. Coleman was spotted by the ACT Brumbies academy and moved to canberra in 2010. In 2011 Coleman is selected in the national academy and moves to Sydney to sign with Shute Shield team Parramatta Two Blues. Coleman earned his big break in senior rugby during the 2013 Super Rugby season when he was called up to the Waratahs squad for their match against the Western Force. The encounter took place during the 2013 British and Irish Lions tour to Australia and the Watatahs were ravaged by international call-ups. Nonetheless they were able to triumph 28-13 with Coleman debuting as a 70th-minute substitute for Will Skelton.[3]

He made no further appearances that season, and moved west for 2014 and was named as a member of the Force's extended playing squad.[4]

Coleman made his starting debut for the Western Force on Good Friday 18 April 2014 at AAMI Park against the Melbourne Rebels.

InternationalEdit

In 2016, Coleman was named in the Wallabies preliminary 39-man squad for the 2016 series against England.[5] He made his debut as a replacement in the third test.

PersonalEdit

Coleman is of Tongan descent and is the son of former Tongan rugby captain Pau'u Lolohea-Afeaki and first cousin of former Wallaby Rodney Blake. Coleman is also cousins with former Hurricane Inoke Afeaki whom also captained Tonga, New Zealand All Black Ben Afeaki and Australian women's basketball player Eva Afeaki.

Super Rugby StatisticsEdit

As of 16 June 2019[6]
Season Team Games Starts Sub Mins Tries Cons Pens Drops Points Yel Red
2013 Waratahs 1 0 1 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 Western Force 14 5 9 624 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2015 Western Force 12 11 1 738 1 0 0 0 5 1 0
2016 Western Force 12 12 0 910 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 Western Force 11 9 2 622 1 0 0 0 5 0 0
2018 Rebels 12 12 0 819 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019 Rebels 10 9 1 585 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 72 58 14 4311 2 0 0 0 10 4 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Adam Coleman Force Player Profile". Western Force. Archived from the original on 13 March 2014. Retrieved 13 March 2014.
  2. ^ "Adam Coleman itsrugby.co.uk Player Statistics". itsrugby.co.uk. Retrieved 13 March 2014.
  3. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Force 13-28 Waratahs". South African Rugby Union. 9 June 2013. Retrieved 15 March 2016.
  4. ^ "Force finalises 2014 playing roster". Rugby WA. 9 January 2014. Archived from the original on 12 February 2014. Retrieved 13 March 2014.
  5. ^ Wallabies squad full of surprises
  6. ^ "Player Statistics". its rugby. Retrieved 26 July 2016.