Richard Ferguson

Kurtley forgiven, Cooper ignored

Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Original Content, Wallabies on 10 Jun 2013 at 10:00
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Australia’s squad to face the British and Irish Lions has been finalised, with no Quade Cooper and the inclusion of Kurtley Beale the main talking points.

James Horwill, as expected, was appointed captain of the team to take on the tourists over three test matches starting 22 June.

Six spots were left open to allow players to work their way into the squad in the final weeks of Super Rugby action. The six players included at the final stage are Kurtley Beale, Digby Ioane, Peter Kimlin, Pat McCabe, Hugh McMeniman and Scott Sio.

It is reported that Beale’s versatility to cover both flyhalf and fullback won him his place. His poor personal form over recent months has clearly been long forgotten.

Australia squad:

Backs: Adam Ashley-Cooper, Berrick Barnes, Kurtley Beale, Nick Cummins, Israel Folau, Will Genia, Rob Horne, Digby Ioane, Christian Leali’ifano, Pat McCabe, James O’Connor, Nick Phipps, Joe Tomane

Forwards: Ben Alexander, Dave Dennis, Kane Douglas, Saia Fainga’a, Liam Gill, Michael Hooper, James Horwill (captain), Sekope Kepu, Peter Kimlin, Ben McCalman, Hugh McMeniman, Stephen Moore, Ben Mowen, Wycliff Palu, Benn Robinson, Rob Simmons, Scott Sio, James Slipper


  • Lol no higgenbottom?? Wallabies silly not to include quade in this squad, reds halfbacks the best in their country, coach should have build his team around them.

  • Comment 1, posted at 10.06.13 10:06:55 by Stiko85 Reply
  • It seems all Kiwis hold grudges if players talk back to them

  • Comment 2, posted at 10.06.13 10:08:31 by Bokhoring Reply
  • @Bokhoring (Comment 2) : Ja, they don’t mind dirty play, but don’t you dare back-chat king coach 😈

  • Comment 3, posted at 10.06.13 10:14:26 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • Sorry to say, but this is disgraceful. Bet you anything Kurtley will be back on the sauce within a month.

  • Comment 4, posted at 10.06.13 10:16:40 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Stiko, I think Higgenbottom is injured.

  • Comment 5, posted at 10.06.13 10:23:42 by SteelShark Reply
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  • @SteelShark (Comment 5) : @SteelShark (Comment 5) : oh shame man, poor guy. He’s nogal a leka physical character at 8, is george smith also injured? Cause I thought Robbie said he was gonna look into playing him for this clash.

  • Comment 6, posted at 10.06.13 10:33:09 by Stiko85 Reply

  • No idea

  • Comment 7, posted at 10.06.13 11:13:08 by SteelShark Reply
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  • @Stiko85 (Comment 6) :

    George Smith is also injured, he might just be able to play the last test, but it would be silly to change the dynamic for that match just to include someone..

  • Comment 8, posted at 10.06.13 11:14:26 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Oh tog, no wonder the brumbies has been struggling the last few weeks. Ya he wouldn’t make sense at all, oh well the old man can get a hiding against us in the 4N then

  • Comment 9, posted at 10.06.13 11:46:07 by Stiko85 Reply

  • @Stiko85 (Comment 9) :

    He will be back in Japan by the time the Rugby Championship comes around.

    So no chance we will see him in an Aussie jersey again.

  • Comment 10, posted at 10.06.13 11:48:59 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 10) : hai nee man lol. I nogal like the old man’s skelm speelery. Lol I’m seriously out of touch with wallabies rugby, guess coz I never liked that ugly mustard colored jerseys

  • Comment 11, posted at 10.06.13 11:55:41 by Stiko85 Reply

  • My guess:

    1. Robinson
    2. Moore
    3. Alexander
    4. Douglas
    5. Horwill
    6. Dennis
    7. Hooper
    8. Mowan
    9. Genia
    10. Leali’ifano
    11. Ioane
    12. Barnes
    13. Ashley-Cooper
    14. O’Connor
    15. Folau

    16. Fainga’a
    17. Slipper
    18. Kepu
    19. Simmons
    20. Gill
    21. Phipps
    22. McCabe
    23. Tomane

  • Comment 12, posted at 10.06.13 12:22:29 by David12246 Reply


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