Queensland’s 29-year-old fly-half, Quade Cooper, has recently stated that his absence from Australia’s Rugby Championship squad left his ego unscathed. With no hard feelings toward the Wallabies, Cooper said that his motivation when running out with Brisbane City in the National Rugby Championship opener this Saturday will not be fuelled by resentment.
Thoughts from Cooper
Cooper expresses that he took his absence from the Australian Rugby Championship in a positive way. He states that he looked at it as a way to continue training and better his strength and health. He further claims that in a way it is a blessing and that it will be great for his confidence.
Cooper will be playing alongside 12 players that have Super Rugby experience as well as four capped Wallabies. At Ballymore, the team will headline a City side against newcomers in the NRC, Fijian Drua.
This tournament will see multiple established, emerging and untapped talent to assist in pushing themselves for higher honours.
Cooper states that he immediately knew that the NRC would be his break to navigate his career onto the right path. This following his omission from the Wallabies.
He claims that he still has a fire in his belly and that he will be working as hard as he possibly can.
Where to from Here for Cooper?
The Queensland sportsman has no plans to make any changes to his playing style, as he was not told to do so by the national coach. It is clear the new kids on the block, Fijian Drua, are up against some stiff competition when they face Brisbane City.
Cooper is said to be pairing with Nick Frisby, his teammate from Reds, in the halves. Cooper’s Wallabies squad members will be in the starting side. The Wallabies members in the starting side are; Adam Korcyzk, Kane Douglas and Samu Kerevi.
That’s a Wrap
We at Top Aus Casinos are happy to see that Cooper is moving on well. Further, we look forward to seeing how he will improve the performance of Brisbane City. Rugby fans all over Australia can place sports bets and rugby bets on the fly-half and the performance that will be made on Saturday.