Rugby Championship

Stop booing Cooper: Hansen

2013-08-20 07:48
Steve Hansen (Getty)
Wellington - Quade Cooper's past misdeeds are still resonating with New Zealand rugby supporters, says All Blacks coach Steve Hansen.

According to the smh.coom.au website, But enough's enough - Hansen wants the booing to stop.

Wallabies playmaker Cooper has been the subject of vitriol from New Zealand crowds for the past two years, most recently in last Saturday's first Bledisloe Cup Test in Sydney.

His arch villain status began when he kneed All Blacks skipper Richie McCaw in a 2011 Test, and was amplified during that year's World Cup.

Hansen echoed the thoughts of Wallabies flank Michael Hooper, who said the booing during Australia's 47-29 loss on Saturday was "below the belt".


 

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