Top rugby players in car crash

2012-02-28 08:04

Melbourne - Melbourne Rebels Danny Cipriani, Kurtley Beale and injured Wallaby and Reds star Quade Cooper are believed to be the high-profile rugby union players involved in a car crash on Friday in Melbourne.

It is believed the trio was heading back to the house that Cipriani shares with a Rebels team-mate when the car failed to take a bend and went over a shrub and into a parked car. It is understood no one was injured in the accident.

Cooper, a significant factor in the Reds' drive to the Super Rugby title last season, has been recuperating from a serious knee injury he suffered playing for Australia at the Rugby World Cup last year.

Reds chief executive Jim Carmichael said he had no concerns about the talented flyhalf, who was evicted from the pub on Stradbroke Island last month after an altercation with a local man, being in Melbourne.

He was not aware of Cooper being involved in the accident. He said Cooper had travelled to Sydney to film a promotional rugby video last Wednesday and was given permission to spend the weekend in Melbourne because he was not yet ready for the Reds' opening-round game against the Waratahs in Sydney on Saturday or for the Reds' reserves.

''Until Quade Cooper does something that isn't right, I take the view that they are … still young men who go out,'' Carmichael said.

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  • Jason - 2012-02-28 08:10

    Hardly news now is it!

      Jason - 2012-02-28 08:17

      I love the writing, "the car failed to take a bend" when it should have read...."the dumb box driving was going too fast" lol

      Alan - 2012-02-28 08:51

      Or .. the effect of possible alcoholic beverages upon the brain of the designated driver may have caused the alleged brain to react in an unpredicted fashion which caused the bend in the road to appear less sharp than it actually was. Therefore, the road was at fault.

      Hentie - 2012-02-28 22:12

      Scraping at the bottom of the barrel there, eh news24?

  • John - 2012-02-28 08:14

    Yep agree why is this news....

  • Pat - 2012-02-28 08:20

    Fancy cars in Oz. They drive themselves. "The car failed to take a bend"!!!!

      Alan - 2012-02-28 09:48

      Whaahaa - I just figured out why this accident happened - Lachie Turner wasnt driving.

      Nicholas - 2012-02-28 15:02

      Probably Cooper driving ..

  • MarkSchrade1980 - 2012-02-28 09:08

    Strange how often we read how badly behaved the sports stars are in Oz.....

  • Gordon - 2012-02-28 09:09

    That's about the most physical Cipriani has been since groping that model in a nightclub.

      Alan - 2012-02-28 09:14

      Maybe he has Cooper's Droop?

  • uwe.klopfer - 2012-02-28 09:32

    probably because Bryce Lawrence wasn't the pointsman on duty to show them how to drive... but wait according to the genius writing this the CAR failed to take a bend. So the car didn't take a bend. Can a man take a bend ? Like bend for a friend ? Didn't the driver of the vehicle is question fail to successfully take a turn in the road. Bend in the road even... just a bend... Lawrence..Ozzies, over a shrub, parked car, no injuries, Cooper out of pub, Melbourne... why am I even commenting ? Why am I even reading this... This is a boring Tuesday.... Must be

      Alan - 2012-02-28 09:42

      The Aussies don't bend for friends - the Aussie Sheep do that.

      Alan - 2012-02-28 09:45

      But I agree - articles like this drive one around the bend.

      Sihle - 2012-02-28 10:46

      lmao,@alan,keep dishing it dude,im luvin it

  • Johan - 2012-02-28 09:51

    "when the car failed to take a bend " Ausie cars have more brains than their drivers

      Alan - 2012-02-28 10:04

      yeah - they were driving a SMART

  • Deon - 2012-02-28 10:00

    Check the car for stolen goods!

      Alan - 2012-02-28 10:10

      The stolen goods have already gone TATA

  • Frans - 2012-02-28 10:09

    Wrong wording, should actually be on their way from a local pub,and strongly under the influence of liquor, he lost controll of the car.Once more professional rugby players, roll models for the youth

      Alan - 2012-02-28 10:13

      "Roll" models indeed!

  • Barry - 2012-02-28 13:03

    Wow ! breaking new ????

  • Hendrik - 2012-02-28 13:42

    Cars can't "take bends". It needs driver input and clear controlled actions from the driver before it will go around a bend. But that would require a driver with all faculties in a good functioning condition. (perhaps they were all in the back seat and that is why the car failed to take the bend?

  • Clive - 2012-02-28 14:11

    All names that we have heard in a misbehaving context before.

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