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sasuke uchiha

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quade cooper fines $60,000 and suspended for three matches,,,
October 31, 2012, 17:34:40
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Quade Cooper fined $60,000 and suspended three matches

rugby.com.au - (1/11/2012)

Quade Cooper has today been found to be in breach of the ARU Code of Conduct in respect of his social media and media comments between Saturday 22 and Thursday 27 September.
 

The independent three person Tribunal, which heard the allegations, was chaired by Barrister Dominic Villa and included David Giffin and Mark Woolley.

Quade Cooper was fined $10,000 for an adverse tweet on Saturday 22 September with respect to an ARU licensed product.

In connection to adverse social media and media comments made about ARU and the Qantas Wallabies Cooper was fined a further $50,000, with $20,000 of the fine suspended for a period of two years, subject to ongoing compliance with the ARU Code of Conduct.

He was also handed a three match suspension applicable to any Super Rugby or Test Match in which he would be available. The three match suspension will only be enforced should Cooper fail to adhere to the ARU Code of Conduct over the following two years.

In making their decision the panel took into consideration the period of time over which the offences were committed and Cooper’s previous record.

Following the Tribunal’s decision, Cooper said, he was pleased the matter had been resolved.

“I had a fair hearing and I acknowledge that I fell below the standards expected of me as a Wallaby,” Cooper said.

"I want to focus on the future and moving forward I am determined to restore the faith people have placed in me.

"My passion for representing my country is very strong and I am focussed on having a strong year next year and putting my hand up for selection in the Wallabies squad.”

ARU Deputy CEO, Matt Carroll AM, said ARU noted the Tribunal’s findings and would now consider the next step in the contracting process with Quade Cooper.

“ARU placed contract negotiations with Quade Cooper on hold until the Tribunal process had been finalised,” Mr Carroll said.

“Given the Tribunal has handed down its decision, this matter as far as we are concerned has been finalised.

"ARU will now look at how we address the contract situation involving Quade Cooper.”


sasuke uchiha

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RE: quade cooper fines $60,000 and suspended for three matches,,,
October 31, 2012, 17:40:47

a weak but expected outcome for one who brought the wallabies into suck disripute, but considering that the wallabies have shown in 2012 that they have major issues once the go outside their to 30 players, the one year ban that former players and coaches wanted was never going to happen.

genia who i consider to be the worlds best halfback when hes at the top of his game, really does seem a little less inefective without cooper, something that has surprised me many times this year, but all in all the wallabies have had a pretty good season in 2012, bar that scotland hiccup.

 

IMO they need to get rid of cooper, beale has proven to be more then adequate at flyhalf and unlike cooper, hes never said he wouldnt play for the wallabies if selected, talk about lack of mana/pride, i would be absoloutely filthy if any player had said that about the All Blacks. not quite as bad as luke watsons puke comments, but in the same ball park.
 


sasuke uchiha

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RE: quade cooper fines $60,000 and suspended for three matches,,,
October 31, 2012, 17:42:17

a weak but expected outcome for one who brought the wallabies into suck disripute, but considering that the wallabies have shown in 2012 that they have major issues once the go outside their to 30 players, the one year ban that former players and coaches wanted was never going to happen.

genia who i consider to be the worlds best halfback when hes at the top of his game, really does seem a little less inefective without cooper, something that has surprised me many times this year, but all in all the wallabies have had a pretty good season in 2012, bar that scotland hiccup.

 

IMO they need to get rid of cooper, beale has proven to be more then adequate at flyhalf and unlike cooper, hes never said he wouldnt play for the wallabies if selected, talk about lack of mana/pride, i would be absoloutely filthy if any player had said that about the All Blacks. not quite as bad as luke watsons puke comments, but in the same ball park.
 


allblacknblue

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RE: quade cooper fines $60,000 and suspended for three matches,,,
October 31, 2012, 22:00:41

You just have to look at his eyes, you can tell straight away that there isn't much happening behind those [removed]s. But i do hope they play him again as I do love to watch him squirm at test level.


clevermike

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RE: quade cooper fines $60,000 and suspended for three matches,,,
November 01, 2012, 07:40:33

All Blacknblue

No self-discipline - zero in this case.

I sincerely believe that some players coming onto the scene - surprize the opposition in the way they play the game.   However, they get studied minutely and counter-measures devised.

It is then why the bottom falls out and the new player is cut down to size.   Cooper was very good initially - now he can at best be described as average.   As you say - he is very likely to squirm in future.

In any event he got away with murder insofar as his comments and actions are concerned.   Somehow he has become the image of some top sportsmen - being "I am the best in the universe and say and do anything I like".   Not really a spotless record anyway - so he may not be too much longer in the game. 


allblacknblue

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RE: quade cooper fines $60,000 and suspended for three matches,,,
November 01, 2012, 14:40:50

I agree mikey, tis esp true with flyhalfs and nowadays a fly half really needs a good all round game to have any chance at all at test level.

As for Cooper, he is just a talanted idiot who has a good step and thats about it, I haven't seen his game grow at all really since the reds s14 win so he's a slow learner to boot and the thing is there are alot of talented youngsteers out there with a much better head on their shoulders who would make alot more of the opportunitys he's had and tha'ts the real shame really.

 


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