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Quade Cooper’s winning comeback to test rugby has given Wallabies staff a headache as they plot to avoid a reaction from the South African world champions to the rugby championship on Saturday.
Open-half Cooper scored eight of eight kicks, including the siren-winning penalty, on a perfect night off the tee as the Aussie campaign kicked off with a 28-26 victory over the Springboks on the Gold Coast.
Cooper’s shock recall by Dave Rennie for his first test in four years proved to be a masterstroke as the New Zealand-born playmaker led the Wallabies coolly through the heat of the England defense. Springboks.
“Considering his form, it was difficult to let him out. I thought he was huge tonight, ”Rennie said after the win.
“He was able to win under pressure against the world champions.
With young opening half Noah Lolesio struggling throughout the All Blacks’ whitewash and James O’Connor lacking in fitness for the game, Rennie may struggle not to keep Cooper in jersey number 10 for the game. back to Brisbane.
Meanwhile, Argentina coach Mario Ledesma believes the Pumas need to crack down on indiscipline if they are to succeed in the rugby league after losing heavily in their opening three matches.
The All Blacks’ 39-0 shutout on Sunday followed a 32-12, 29-10 loss to world champions South Africa in Port Elizabeth last month.
“The common theme is indiscipline,” Ledesma told reporters at Robina Stadium.
“The second game against South Africa we had 23 penalties and today we had 18 penalties and two yellow cards.
“It’s hard to get a feel for the game when you’re so unruly.”
The Pumas first beat New Zealand last season, but there was no repeat on the Gold Coast on Sunday despite what Ledesma saw as a magnificent defensive effort.
Rugby Championship matches and TV channel
(Every hour BST)
- Australia v South Africa (Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane) Saturday September 18 at 8:05 am – Sky Sports
- Argentina v New Zealand (Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane) Saturday September 18 at 11:05 am – Sky Spor
- New Zealand v South Africa (Queensland Country Bank Stadium, South Townsville) on Saturday September 25 at 8:05 am – Sky Sports
- Australia v Argentina (Queensland Country Bank Stadium, South Townsville) on Saturday September 25 at 11:05 am – Sky Sports
- Argentina v Australia (Cbus Super Stadium, Robina) Saturday October 2 at 8:05 am – Sky Sports
- South Africa v New Zealand (Cbus Super Stadium, Robina) Saturday October 2 at 11:05 am – Sky Sports