Fiji Time: 1:39 AM on Sunday 5 July

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Cooper injured

Aap
Sunday, February 16, 2014

BRISBANE - Quade Cooper was stretchered off Ballymore as the Melbourne Rebels produced a shock 18-13 trial upset of the Queensland Reds on Friday night.

Cooper fell awkwardly in the final minute of the match to bring a long halt to play as a dozen medics and concerned officials tended to the Wallabies playmaker.

The suspected head injury has the five-eighth in grave doubt for the Reds' Super Rugby opener against the Brumbies next Saturday in Canberra.

The Rebels completed a pre-season clean sweep with the two-tries-to one victory after fighting back from 13-0 down midway through the first half.

McGahan has worked overtime at toughening up the Melbourne squad and game, and they showed in their defensive and breakdown ferocity they will be a far more imposing force.

As well as their physicality, the Rebels showed good signs in attack with young playmaker Bryce Hegarty outshining Cooper before he left the field in a neck brace.

All Black recruit Tamati Ellison completed a full game in the centres but another former Kiwi, Australian-born prop Toby Smith, had the biggest impact, including a number of big hits.

In stark contrast was the performance of Queensland's prize recruit Lachie Turner whose hopes of starting against the Brumbies may have been dashed in the loss.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
JPY 59.845756.8457
GBP 0.30830.3003
EUR 0.43450.4225
CNY 3.00972.9097
NZD 0.72320.6902
AUD 0.63460.6096
USD 0.48390.4669

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 3rd July 2015

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Stay out
  2. Sexual content worries teachers
  3. Caution on flag
  4. Racist or sensitive
  5. Bus company brings in environmental-friendly bus
  6. Recognition for young exporter at awards
  7. Spiritual leader uplifts lives
  8. NZ U23 boycott PG Village
  9. Wage rates clarified
  10. Thousands flock to showcase

Top Stories this Week

  1. Ryder in jail Monday (29 Jun)
  2. Nude pictures warning Monday (29 Jun)
  3. Toxic cassava Monday (29 Jun)
  4. Education shocker Tuesday (30 Jun)
  5. The discovery of illegal weapons in Fiji Tuesday (30 Jun)
  6. Ratu Jope passes away Wednesday (01 Jul)
  7. Club sold for $14k Tuesday (30 Jun)
  8. Bainimarama challenges Flying Fijians ahead of Rugby World Cup Tuesday (30 Jun)
  9. 'Complicated' English Wednesday (01 Jul)
  10. New date Wednesday (01 Jul)