Quade Cooper will have a chance to reaffirm his international credentials when he captains the Alan Jones-coached Barbarians against Australia’s Test side.
A Wallabies regular until The Rugby Championship this year, the five-eighth will skipper the invitational team at Sydney’s Allianz Stadium on October 28.
Jones, a former Wallabies coach, tweeted the announcement on Wednesday and interviewed the 70-Test veteran on his 2GB radio show.
I’m pleased to announce that @QuadeCooper will captain my Barbarians side against the @qantaswallabies – October 28, @AllianzStadium #rugby pic.twitter.com/fobT1fWdbt
— Alan Jones (@AlanJones) October 3, 2017
Cooper has been playing for Brisbane City in the National Rugby Championship this season while the Wallabies have played New Zealand, South Africa and Argentina.
Cooper, 29, said he would be out to entertain rugby fans with a focus on attack.
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“That’s what I love doing,” Cooper said. “, I’m going to be up there doing my best to attack from everywhere and really making it entertaining for the fans.
“There’s a lot of emphasis these days being put on defence and that in turn slows the whole game down, and having the focus on attack can break down defences and also make it entertaining.
“It’s always fun to do, come up with new ways to be able to break down these defences.”