‘Australian thing to do’: Quade Cooper gets renewed backing in citizenship bid after Wallabies win
Rugby Australia boss Hamish McLennan is calling for Australia to rethink its stance on Quade Cooper’s citizenship following Rugby Championship victory
Quade Cooper woke up on Monday morning the toast of Australian rugby after a remarkable return to Test rugby ended with a stunning win over South Africa. Yet, despite his best efforts, he remains unable to call himself an Australian citizen.
Cooper, who was born in Auckland and still holds New Zealand citizenship, has lived in Australia since the age of 13. His residency makes him eligible for the Wallabies, and he made his 71st international appearance in Sunday’s game.