Rugby – Cooper a ‘good influence’ at the Rebels, says captain

FILE PHOTO: Rugby Union - England v Australia - Twickenham Stadium, London, Britain - November 24, 2018 Australia's Dane Haylett-Petty reacts after scoring a try which was subsequently disallowed Action Images via Reuters/Paul Childs

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Melbourne Rebels captain Dane Haylett-Petty has warmly welcomed Quade Cooper’s return from Super Rugby exile, describing the former Wallabies flyhalf as the “ultimate professional”. Cooper, 30, spent the 2018 season playing third-tier club rugby in Brisbane after being frozen out of the Queensland Reds by new coach Brad Thorn. However, the 70-cap […]

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