Phil Lutton Quade Cooper has not only returned to the Wallabies but wants to become a leader of the side desperate to regroup after a mauling at the hands of the British and Irish Lions.
Phil Lutton Quade Cooper has responded to his selection in Ewen McKenzie's first Wallaby squad with "pure excitement" as he prepares to make a long-awaited return to the green and gold.
Phil Lutton Quade Cooper's game is evolving, as is the man behind the jersey, writes Phil Lutton, who spoke with the Reds five-eighth about everything from Sonny Bill to Digby Ioane and his boxing ambitions.
Phil Lutton An easy way out of the Quade Cooper discussion is to just call him "mercurial" or "enigmatic", which is a neat way of saying "we're not sure what's going on either".
Phil Lutton Depending on whether you are a fan of Quade Cooper, or someone who wishes his foray into rugby league had been explored in greater depth, the punishment may or may not have fit the crime.
Phil Lutton Ewen McKenzie has continued to keep a firm lid on the potential return of his star playmaker Quade Cooper as the Reds slowly but surely edge their way closer to a full-strength side.
Phil Lutton Ewen McKenzie says Quade Cooper is still passionate about playing for the Reds.
Phil Lutton Quade Cooper's dodgy knee is likely to prevent him playing a rather awkward round of golf with Robbie Deans on Friday but he has found the most unlikely of allies in his critique of the Wallabies...
Phil Lutton It was only a matter of weeks ago that James O'Connor was standing in a foyer at Brisbane's Hilton Hotel speaking about the chat that saved his career.
Phil Lutton The plot has thickened when it comes to the whereabouts of Anthony Milford in 2014 but an audacious switch to rugby union seems remote despite his manager putting the Queensland Reds on the table.
Phil Lutton Live: Wallabies v Springboks
Phil Lutton Sekope Kepu, the softly spoken Wallaby prop, couldn't help but burst into a wry smile as Nick Cummins riffed about the new-look Australian backline, in a very Australian way.
Phil Lutton The last time Quade Cooper played Super Rugby in Christchurch, he was little more than a footnote on the match report.
Phil Lutton James Horwill says reputations will mean nothing in the new Wallaby regime.
Phil Lutton James Horwill says reputations will mean nothing in the new Wallaby regime as Ewen McKenzie begins scouring the country's playing stocks ahead of his first Test in charge against the All Blacks.
Phil Lutton Terry Schatz has never listened to the mug punters. Not surprisingly, he's long contended that ''every team needs a Jake''. In his son, the Wallabies have one.
Phil Lutton Stephen Larkham says Wallaby number 10 James O'Connor will be under immense pressure to forge combinations on the field as he tries to guide Australia around the park against the British and Irish...
Phil Lutton On Saturday night, James O'Connor will be handed one of the most hotly disputed Wallaby jerseys in recent history. He has made it clear he does not intend to give it back in a hurry.
Phil Lutton Live: Wallabies v British and Irish Lions
Phil Lutton James O'Connor says a candid, no-holds-barred conversation with Ewen McKenzie has put him on the path to rugby redemption, with the Wallaby winger admitting he has struggled with life in the...