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Cooper back for Bok test


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Original Content, The Rugby Championship, Wallabies on 4 Sep 2013 at 08:50
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Wallaby coach Ewen McKenzie has done what Robbie Deans refused to do, bring back Quade Cooper. The big question is, will he sink or swim?

Cooper is one of a few changes made to the Australian side after their two losses in the opening rounds in the Rugby Championship. Israel Folau makes the shift to fullback, replacing Jesse Mogg, which opens up a spot on the wing for Western Force flyer Nick Cummins.

The only other change sees Sekope Kepu getting a run in the three jersey, replacing Ben Alexander.

On the bench, the only new face is Jake Schatz, who will make his debut should he come onto the field.

Australia: 15 Israel Folau, 14 Nick Cummins, 13 Adam-Ashley Cooper, 12 Christian Lealiifano, 11 James O’Connor, 10 Quade Cooper, 9 Will Genia, 8 Ben Mowen, 7 Michael Hooper, 6 Scott Fardy, 5 James Horwill (captain), 4 Rob Simmons, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Stephen Moore, 1 James Slipper

Substitutes: 16 Saia Faingaa, 17 Scott Sio, 18 Ben Alexander, 19 Kane Douglas, 20 Jake Schatz, 21 Nic White, 22 Matt Toomua, 23 Jesse Mogg



10 Comments

  • The Wallabies actually look a lot more exciting and balanced than we do.

    The only thing that reassures me is that Lambie is getting a lot of time at flyhalf for the Boks to get his confidence back.

  • Comment 1, posted at 04.09.13 09:42:30 by ChrisS Reply
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  • @ChrisS (Comment 1) :

    Lambie getting a lot of time of flyhalf?

  • Comment 2, posted at 04.09.13 09:52:17 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 2) : I think it was irony, Ferguson :)

  • Comment 3, posted at 04.09.13 09:56:32 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 3) :

    Ah..

  • Comment 4, posted at 04.09.13 09:57:16 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 4) : tastes like metal :)

  • Comment 5, posted at 04.09.13 09:57:45 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 5) :

    Never took my Irony pills this morning.. My bad!

  • Comment 6, posted at 04.09.13 09:59:10 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 6) : LOL.

    I have to go to physio now…. groan.

  • Comment 7, posted at 04.09.13 10:00:55 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 7) :

    Have fun!

  • Comment 8, posted at 04.09.13 10:05:39 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 2) : @robdylan (Comment 3) : Bang on gents! ;-)
    If i don’t make light of the situation then I’ll get depressed and I’ve left my medication at home! We’re also not allowed to drink at work!!!

  • Comment 9, posted at 04.09.13 10:07:36 by ChrisS Reply
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  • I think the aussies will target steyn and jj who both are not that solid in defence

  • Comment 10, posted at 04.09.13 18:24:48 by Bok-Clyde-Kiwi Reply

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