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Cooper content to be public enemy No. 1 for Kiwis

 New Zealand All Black captain Richie McCaw runs past assistant coach Wayne Simth, right, during a training session in Auckland, New Zealand, Monday, ...
 Australian rugby team's Quade Cooper passes the ball during a training session in Auckland, New Zealand, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011. Australia will play ...

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New Zealand All Black captain Richie McCaw runs past assistant coach Wayne Simth, right, during a training session in Auckland, New Zealand, Monday, ...

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Australian rugby team's Quade Cooper passes the ball during a training session in Auckland, New Zealand, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011. Australia will play ...

Quade Cooper says he doesn't "mind being public enemy No. 1" at the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand following his latest clash with All Blacks captain Richie McCaw.
The New Zealand-born Australia flyhalf was accused by All Blacks coach Graham Henry of deliberately kneeing McCaw in the head as the Wallabies won the Tri-Nations decider 25-20 in Brisbane on Aug. 27.
Cooper escaped suspension by SANZAR but it wasn't the first match he has been involved in an incident with openside flanker McCaw, shoving him after James O'Connor had scored the decisive try in Hong Kong last October.
Cooper says of his villain status that "I actually enjoy it. I get a buzz all the time."


Updated : 2020-12-04 20:06 GMT+08:00