By Danny Roberts
The Boston 13s are always on the hunt for new players to introduce the ‘greatest game of all’.
Scott ‘Jr’ Coleman first got involved with the club last season  through 13s powerhouse Marcos Flegmann, whom he played alongside at Boston Rugby Club. After being told rugby league is ‘way more fun than 7s’, he pulled on the green and gold, and has loved every minute.
Coleman admits that his rugby league knowledge is a ‘work in progress’, but is toiling hard to develop his instincts.
“My personal goal for the season is to crack the starting line up, and to learn the ins and outs of the team structure. I want to develop my general understanding of the game, and my decision making.”
The fast learning back won’t need long to adapt as he believes the standard of coaching at the 13s is second to none.
“Working with Robin [Peers] and Dustin [Cooper] has been absolutely amazing. We are seriously lucky to have two professionals spending their time to pass on their experience and knowledge of the game. They are clearly committed to the development and expansion of the sport in the USA, while at the same time very focused on creating a winning culture at the 13s. The same winning culture the city has become accustomed to with the Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics, and Bruins”, he enthused. “I think the coaching is probably the best in the States”.
With Season IV of the USARL fast approaching, Coleman says keeping it simple will be the key to success.
“Obviously being crowned Champions is the aim, but I think starting the season with a win and building some momentum should be our immediate focus”.