Andrew Ready labelled the incident 'disgusting' and judicial officers agreed, with Fijian hooker banned for Samu Suguturaga for chomping on Ready's ear.
The former Wallabies playmaker says rugby will never be a chore and remains upbeat about his career as he prepares to take the field for Brisbane City in the NRC on Saturday at Ballymore.
The club rugby firebrand has had surgery after falling ill the day after the Shute Shield decider.
Blame the shoddy tackling or the coaching. The reality is that rugby in Australia needs major reform at every level if it is to recover lost ground.
The Waratahs-bound coach will try and guide Norths to back-to-back victories when they meet Warringah in the Shute Shield grand final.
Rugby Union Players Association chief executive Ross Xenos welcomed the chance to appeal the Force's axing from Super Rugby.
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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