QUEANBEYAN'S Robbie Coleman has captained the University of Canberra Brumbies to an inaugural World Club Sevens championship in London overnight.
The Brumbies downed Auckland 17-14 in the final to clinch the title.
After falling to Auckland in the pool rounds on Saturday, the UC Brumbies managed to finish the rest of the tournament without a loss before eventually squaring the ledger against the Kiwi team in the final.
Player of the tournament, Henry Speight, scored a bucket load of tries during the two-day tournament while the rest of the side showed no weak links as they surged towards the final.
A six-man side turned on some class to win in golden point against Moscow in the Quarter Final while a big win against Buenos Aires, 26-7, ushered the UC Brumbies into the decider.
Coleman said the win was a great way to end a successful year of rugby in the Australian Capital.
“Throughout the tournament I think this side has shown we were here to win. I’m very proud of this group for the way they have stuck it out when things got tough,” he said.
“Beating Moscow with six men, knocking over the top seeds Buenos Aires and then bouncing back against Auckland all showed plenty of heart.
“Henry Speight is a special player at 15-a-side rugby and he’s just shown his versatility here by dominating the sevens. It was nice for us to have some Fijian influence come through in the way we played.
“Great to bring some silverware back to Canberra and finish the season on such high.”