Davie Rennie confirmed the Wallabies roster to face the Bledisloe Cup and Rugby Championship, but to the list of 42 players was added Quade Cooper as reinforcement against James O’Connor’s injury.
The coach summoned the multifunctional back to accompany the Aussie team to New Zealand and to be available for the Bledisloe Cup match on 7 August in Auckland against the All Blacks. Cooper, 33, has 70 tests with the yellow shirt, He is coming off a low intensity season in the Japanese league, and is already with the rest of the squad.
Absent from the Wallabies since 2017 and considering that James O’Connor is not yet recovered from its tear, the presence of Quade may become a solution to arm the XV.
With the uncertainty that the dates and locations of the Bledisloe Cup have not yet been confirmed, Australia has already defined its roster and will add one of the most talented players in recent times. A new edition of a tournament that has not been able to win for more than 19 years.