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Wallaby Adam Ashley-Cooper fires new video at Brian O'Driscoll in Twitter banter

Wallabies veteran Adam Ashley-Cooper has fired a new shot in the Twitter "war" with Ireland legend Brian O'Driscoll, posting a video of him splashing "cash" around the Bordeaux-Begles change rooms in France.

O'Driscoll ignited a Twitter exchange when he claimed on radio that the 31-year-old, 114 Test star moved to France for a cash grab at the end of his career.

Adam Ashley-Cooper's teammates posted a video of him at his new locker to the music of Jessie J's Price Tag, with the ...
Adam Ashley-Cooper's teammates posted a video of him at his new locker to the music of Jessie J's Price Tag, with the lyrics "it's not about the money, money, money". Photo: @SoGuitoune

It resulted in Ashley-Cooper trending on Twitter as the pair traded jabs for fun and the Wallabies outside back certainly has the upperhand after his teammates posted a video of him at his new locker to the music of Jessie J's Price Tag, with the lyrics "it's not about the money, money, money".

Both Ashley-Cooper and O'Driscoll retweeted the video as any potential tension between the two turns to humour.

Ashley-Cooper helped the NSW Waratahs win the Super Rugby title in 2014 and was a key cog in the Wallabies' rise into the World Cup final this year before he made the switch to France.

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That didn't stop O'Driscoll from taking aim at the versatile back for taking a "pension" in France.

"You have to weigh up everything and money is going to become a really big factor in all this. Adam Ashley-Cooper didn't go to Bordeaux to win Top 14 titles, he went for a bit of sunshine and a bit of money," O'Driscoll said.

Ashley-Cooper disagreed and the pair engaged in some light-hearted banter over their careers.

Ashley-Cooper spent a decade in Australian rugby, plucked from the crowd in Perth to make his Wallabies debut in 2005 and being a regular for the next 10 years.

He is yet to say whether he will continue his international career with the Wallabies. The former ACT Brumbies and Waratahs star falls into the ARU's new selection criteria that would allow him to play for Australia despite not being contracted to a Super Rugby franchise.

The video of a slick-looking Ashley-Cooper had almost 1000 retweets from teammate Sofiane Guitoune'sΒ Twitter account.

Now it's over to O'Driscoll for a reply to keep the banter going.