Cooper barrels over talk of Wallabies recall

Australia's Cooper during Rugby Championship match against Argentina at Skilled Park, Gold CoastBy Ian Ransom MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Flyhalf Quade Cooper might be the apple of Ewen McKenzie’s eye, but is still feeling the pressure to perform in front of the new Australia coach as the Queensland Reds ramp up for the Super Rugby playoffs. The demise of former Wallabies coach Robbie Deans, who controversially overlooked Cooper for the British and Irish Lions series, has opened the door for the mercurial 25-year-old to take back the flyhalf position ahead of the opening match of the Rugby Championship against New Zealand next month. …

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