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Cooper set to quit Wallabys
November 20, 2012, 09:06:16

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Quade Cooper could switch to rugby league or even take up boxing after being ‘insulted’ by the Australian Rugby Union’s latest contract offer.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the ARU is effectively forcing Cooper out of the game by offering him an incentive-based contract that is usually reserved for rookies. If he was to accept this deal, he would be regarded as below the top 30 players in Australia. (That is an insult and on understands why Cooper is narked)

Cooper was fined A$40,000 recently for criticising the Wallabies and coach Robbie Deans, but when fit, he remains an asset to Australian rugby. In 2011, he was the Super Rugby Player of the Year. (No doubting the talent but he an dDeans have very different rugby philosophies it seems)

If he decides to walk out on the Wallabies, he could also break his three-year deal with the Queensland Reds.

Switching codes and competing in rugby league is now a realistic option, and there is even speculation that he could take up boxing, fighting on the undercard of Sonny Bill Williams’s bout with Francois Botha next February.

Well that would be great as who is going to carry sbw from the ring when old man Botha nails sonny boy! Oops maybe Quade will not be up to the task! Hahhahahaha

No its a pity this talent could be lost to the Wobblies and Reds. Quade though needs to mature.


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RE: Cooper set to quit Wallabys
November 20, 2012, 09:11:00

well quade remarks are for me pretty much spot on......i for one think the same thing. rugby is not as entertaining as how it was and the international teams all are more defence focused rather than attack minded


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RE: Cooper set to quit Wallabys
November 20, 2012, 10:51:04

he hasn't left yet?

sasuke uchiha

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RE: Cooper set to quit Wallabys
November 20, 2012, 19:34:21

All Blacks would beg to differ with the comment about international teams being more focused on defence then attack, as the numbers for the top three IRB ranked teams in 2012 proves,,,,

All Blacks - 12 games, won 11 loss 0 draw 1.
points for - 412, points against - 145, avg - 34-12
tries scored - 44, tries conceded 12, avg - 4-1

Boks - 11 games, won 6, lost 3, draw 2
points for - 229, points against 189, avg - 21-17
tries scored - 22, tries conceded 16, avg - 2-1

wallabies - 13 games, won 7, lost 5, draw 1
points for - 223, points against 272, avg - 17-21
tries scored - 13, tries conceded 20, avg - 1-2

All Blacks have proven that their attack has not been compromised in anyway and continues to lead the rugby world, but they are also trend setters in defence, how many teams can keep the likes of ireland and the wallabies both scorless in a calneder year??? other then the All Blacks, not many, if any.

also the wallabies numbers make for an interesting read, but their first up loss to scotland had huge ramifications and nobodies rugby health is improved when forced to ply the All blacks three times, lmao, :oP

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