Wallabies Legend Eyeing Up Shock Rugby World Cup Return
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Adam Ashley-Cooper is eyeing up a shock Wallabies return with the veteran winger hopeful of playing for Australia in next year’s Rugby World Cup in Japan.
The 34-year-old Wallabies veteran has played over 100 games for Australia, scoring 37 tries and is widely regarded as one of the finest finishers they have ever produced.
The former Waratahs and Brumbies utility back left French side Bordeaux-Begles last season and has most recently been plying his trade in Japan with the Kobe Steelers. He’s now reportedly in talks to play with the Waratahs for the 2019 Super Rugby season in a bid to force his way back into the Wallabies squad.
Australia head coach Michael Cheika says if he plays good enough then he will definitely be in with a chance of selection.
“I didn’t have to say anything because he took the words out of my mouth,” Cheika told reporters
“He said, ‘I’m not looking for any favours or entrees or anything, I want to come back through Super Rugby, prove myself that I’m good enough to take the spot.’
“And if he plays good enough in Super Rugby, then he’ll get an opportunity I’d imagine like any other player.”
Cooper has played in the last three Rugby World Cups and would no doubt offer some much needed experience to the Wallabies should he get himself back to Test level.