Quade Cooper not so super anymore!
November 20, 2012 in Uncategorized
Will he play union, league or become a boxer in 2013? Quade ‘super’ Cooper dominated Super15 rugby in 2011! He was the magician of that level! How quickly has he fallen from grace. Last year the highest paid Wallaby, now, maybe lost to Australian rugby union after the ARU only offered him an incentive-based top up contract. Cooper’s three year deal with the Queensland Reds, $400 000 p.a, depended on a satisfying ARU top up. He can now leave the Reds without any issues.
France, Japan or rugby league might be the future for this talented and graceful young player. Yes, he did cause a lot of ‘trouble’ over the last few years. Allegedly, stealing lap tops on the Goldie and just recently twittering out against Robbie Deans and the toxic Wallaby enviroment, which got him a hefty fine. Although Cooper’s comments had merit, it is just not expected in this gentlemens game.
It all started going pear shape for Super Cooper when he kneed , Mister Richie McCaw in the Hong Kong test, late 2010. When he arrived in his homeland for the World Cup, Cooper was the most hated kiwi, by the kiwis! He had a shocker against Ireland and ditto in the semi-finals versus the All Blacks.
Rugby league followers think he is a Benji Marshall wannebee; while many recons he is now a $onny Bill Williams follower. Boxing and then league?
Personally, I think Cooper should go to France in 2013. Robbie Deans, who’s job has been on a very thin line, might be gone after next year’s British and Irish Lions tour ‘down under’. Ewan McKenzie is rumoured to take over and McKenzie is a big fan of Cooper. Playing in France will suit Cooper’s flair and he can retain some form and confidence, not to mention the experience. This could all make him a better player.
Will he be missed by rugby fans or is it better that he leaves the ‘upper class game’?