News | Sports
25 May 2017 1:44
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Olympic Games
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Sports

    Qld Reds sweat on Cooper judiciary hearing

    Queensland have flown Quade Cooper home in a sign they expect the Super Rugby playmaker to cop a ban at his SANZAAR judiciary hearing.


    Already reeling from skipper James Slipper's season-ending injury, Queensland have also flown Quade Cooper home as they brace for the Super Rugby playmaker's SANZAAR judiciary hearing.

    Cooper faces a dangerous-tackle charge after being sent off for his 49th-minute hit on Rohan Janse van Rensburg as the centre crashed over for one of many Lions tries in Johannesburg.

    He will front the judiciary at 1700 (AEDT) on Tuesday.

    Cooper has had disciplinary issues in the past - he missed the 2012 semi-final against the Sharks due to a ban.

    And the fact Cooper has been flown home to Brisbane and not on to Argentina for Sunday's clash with the Jaguares indicates Queensland are expecting another suspension.

    "In the second half, the red card to Quade made it extremely difficult only having 14 men out there against a team that can move the ball exceptionally well and play with a lot of pace," said Queensland coach Nick Stiles, after the Reds arrived in Buenos Aires.

    Jake McIntyre is already a confirmed starter at No.10 for Cooper against the Jaguares with Henry Taefu as cover.

    Former Brisbane NRL flyer Lachlan Maranta has been called into the Reds' squad.

    "Quade started for us and played every minute at 10 for us until the red card," Stiles said.

    "But (McIntyre) played basically the full season at 10 for us last year.

    "That experience, plus the hard work he has done the last four to six months to improve his game, it creates a good chance for him to step up at 10."

    Cooper flew home with Slipper, who ruptured an achilles tendon in the Lions' romp at Ellis Park.

    Stiles tried to find a silver lining to Slipper's devastating injury.

    "It is disappointing for James. He put a lot of work into this year and looked forward to being at the forefront of a much-better season for the Reds," Stiles said.

    "But we are extremely lucky to have the current Wallabies' skipper Stephen Moore.

    "To have someone of his experience to step up and take over the captaincy is a luxury we have.

    "He will continue his work towards driving cultural change in this group.

    "He will get a chance to lay a firm footprint on this side; create some really good habits which will set us up for future success."

    Queensland at one point were down to 13 men against the Lions when Cooper was sent off after Slipper's first-half injury and winger Eto Nabuli's 45th-minute yellow card.

    The Lions piled on another four tries in Cooper's absence to seal the bonus-point victory.

    "We were extremely disappointed with how we played last weekend," Stiles said.

    "But we came on this tour of Africa and Argentina to pick up a win and the boys are very committed to chasing that this weekend."


    NZN




    © 2017 NZN, NZCity


     Other Sports News
     24 May: Steel crush Pulse for netball perfect 10
     24 May: Benji feels for dumped Bronco Nikorima
     24 May: Wallaby, Force skipper McCalman hurt again
     24 May: Halves hold Blues' key to Suncorp success
     24 May: No chop for sub-par Warriors, yet
     24 May: Boyd reluctant to share GI's progress
     24 May: NZ spinner Patel talks up English know-how
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    Wallaby, Force skipper McCalman hurt again More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    Bank of PNG investigates using Blockchain to improve country's low rate of financial inclusion More...



     Today's News

    Politics:
    Australian man kidnapped in Yemen freed 21:57

    Netball:
    Steel crush Pulse for netball perfect 10 21:57

    Environment:
    Panda porn and speed dating key to species' survival 21:47

    Entertainment:
    Niall Horan and Simon Cowell "played cupid" for Liam Payne and Cheryl Tweedy 21:37

    Business:
    Bank of PNG investigates using Blockchain to improve country's low rate of financial inclusion 21:37

    Rugby League:
    Benji feels for dumped Bronco Nikorima 21:17

    Entertainment:
    Kristen Stewart's girlfriend Stella Maxwell has moved into her home 21:07

    Entertainment:
    Kanye West has reportedly retreated to Wyoming to find his "creative groove" 20:37

    Health & Safety:
    Auckland man smashes bungy record 20:27

    Entertainment:
    Zelda Williams is promoting mental health awareness 20:07


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2017 New Zealand City Ltd