Casual observers might be looking for the form guide to get their head around some of the new faces in Michael Cheika's squad for The Rugby Championship and Bledisloe Cup.
Brisbane City NRC coach Mick Heenan said he couldn't wait to work with Cooper in the Championship but doesn't expect him to be sticking around for long.
Captain Stephen Moore said the training intensity must lift at Super Rugby level in a concerning evaluation of fitness levels of Wallaby players ahead of Tests.
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Halfback Will Genia has a new lease of life after returning from France, while Bernard Foley says the Wallabies back line can be as dangerous as any in the world.
The Wallabies centre, back in rugby via league and AFL, says the emergence of Angus Crichton and Brodie Croft show the challenges for rugby in securing the best and brightest talents.
Cooper said he respected the rights of fans to vent but wasn't standing for the notion that the team was mailing it in against Scotland, saying it was easy to 'throw barbs' from behind a keyboard.
Wallabies coach Michael Cheika admits the supporter whose social media critique of the team went viral rose some relevant issues and said he shared the same emotions.
The Queensland Reds are doing exceptional work in non-rugby regions but the battle the code faces in parts of the bush remain deeply challenging.
The Storm halfback has refused to enter into speculation about possible clubs for next season, but made one thing clear – he won't be playing for the Waratahs.