Match-winner Cooper set for citizenship nod

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Wallabies playmaker Quade Cooper is acceptable to beryllium fixed Australian citizenship aft his match-winning show for the Wallabies against the Springboks connected the weekend.

Cooper scored 23 of the Wallabies' 28 points and kicked a punishment from 40 metres retired aft the siren to seal a 28-26 triumph implicit the satellite No.1 Springboks.

Cooper, who was calved successful New Zealand earlier moving to Australia astatine property 13, has had 4 requests to go an Australian national denied, with the latest exertion rejected successful July due to the fact that helium provided "no evidence" that helium had "engaged successful activities of payment to Australia."

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However, Cooper's show against South Africa whitethorn person travel astatine the close clip according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

Alex Hawke, the Minister for Immigration, is acceptable to denote a flimsy argumentation alteration that volition let individuals specified arsenic Cooper to beryllium granted Australian citizenship.

It's understood erstwhile Wallaby and Cooper's erstwhile Reds teammate Will Genia is besides successful the aforesaid boat.

After a four-year lack from the Test stage, Cooper was recalled to the Wallabies starting squad connected Sunday night, and helium turned successful 1 of his top moments connected the planetary stage.

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Quade Cooper of the Wallabies reacts aft kicking the winning punishment goal. (Getty)

Deputy Labor Senate person Kristina Keneally reignited calls for Cooper to beryllium granted Australian citizenship.

"What an bonzer performance," Keneally told the Herald. "At the past infinitesimal of the game, with everything connected the enactment and with the toughest kick, helium took connected the work and got the occupation done for his state and for his mates.

"There is nary much Australian worth than lasting up and looking aft your mates. Quade Cooper's passport needs to lucifer his jersey. He's an Australian leader and helium should beryllium an Australian citizen."

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