Cheika on Quade: it’s good to talk

Jarrod Sierocki

Rugby: Karmichael Hunt will miss 2 months of the Rugby Championships due to injury.

Quade Cooper is on the Wallabies outer — but coach Michael Cheika hasn’t closed the door completely.

WALLABIES coach Michael Cheika plans to fly to Brisbane to sit down with Quade Cooper in the next month after ignoring him from his Bledisloe Cup squad.

Australia suffered a midfield blow when Karmichael Hunt was ruled out for two months after undergoing ankle surgery, but Cheika still refused to bring in Cooper, who is holidaying in Bali.

Jarrod Sierocki

Cooper is on the Wallabies outer — but Michael Cheika says he hasn’t closed the door completely.Source:Getty Images

“We knew when we picked the squad [Hunt] had been injured in the game, Karmichael is filling a different role there, he’s filling a 12 or back-three player,” Cheika said.

“Kurtley Beale has got that covered with the 10s, we’re working on a few other ideas, I’m happy enough with the players we have here now, I don’t think we need to bri…

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