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Quade takes aim at rugby keyboard warriors

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 20/06/2017 Vince Rugari

Coach Michael Cheika might have broken bread with angry Wallabies fans but Quade Cooper has taken a swipe at those who "sit behind a keyboard" and accuse athletes of not trying.

Jack Quigley's viral Facebook post slamming the Wallabies for their loss to Scotland last weekend set the mood in camp in Brisbane this week as the team looks to repair their reputations against Italy on Saturday.

While Cheika opted to pick up the phone and talk things through with the 29-year-old from Lismore, a self-confessed "pleb" whose rant struck a chord with frustrated Australian rugby fans, Cooper said he had no time for supporters who tear players down instead of showing support through tough times.

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