QUEANBEYAN Whites playmaker Robbie Coleman looks set to extend his stay at the ACT Brumbies until at least 2015.
Coleman is already contracted to the Brumbies until the end of next season but said negotiations are underway to see his stay in the capital extended for a further two years.
“We’re in negotiations at the moment so hopefully we can get something done as I really want to stay,” Coleman said. “It’s all pretty positive at the moment. I’m already signed on for next year but I’d love to be able to stay here [longer term] because I think we’ve got something pretty special brewing.”
Coleman burst onto the rugby scene in 2008 with selection in the Australian Schoolboys side before making his first grade debut for Queanbeyan the following year.
After guiding the Whites to back-to-back finals appearances, the St Edmund’s College graduate was picked up by the Brumbies for the 2011 season and has since cemented his position with the Super Rugby outfit.
Coleman meanwhile, said he was still yet to fully move on from the disappointment of the Brumbies failed finals campaign.
The Brumbies crashed out of the Super Rugby finals with a shock last-round loss at home to the lowly Auckland Blues a fortnight ago.
Heading into the match, the ACT needed just a single bonus point to qualify for what would have been Coleman’s first Super Rugby finals series.
“The disappointment is definitely still there,” Coleman said two weeks on. “To get so close and come up short was pretty hard to take.
“To know we could have finished third and be contending finals and to end up actually finishing seventh or eighth or whatever was really disappointing.”
The Brumbies squad will remain in training for the next 10 weeks before October’s post-season break.