Quade Cooper the hero with winning penalty as Wallabies stun Springboks

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 13 Sep 2021, 10:27AM
Quade Cooper. (Photo / Photosport)
Quade Cooper. (Photo / Photosport)

Quade Cooper the hero with winning penalty as Wallabies stun Springboks

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 13 Sep 2021, 10:27AM

Quade Cooper has made a remarkable return to test rugby, kicking a penalty goal after the siren to secure the Wallabies a 28-26 win over world champions South Africa.

Cooper, who hadn't played a test since 2017, was faultless with his boot, kicking 23 of Australia's 28 points.

But whether South Africa's performance will give the All Blacks some encouragement ahead of their clash.

Elsewhere it was quite a weekend for sport.

The NFL opened with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers winning 31-29 over the Dallas Cowboys in the most viewed NFL opener since 2015.

Emma Radacanu's US Open victory looks to be a sign for the future as the likes of Serena Williams start to bow out.

Meanwhile, Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen had another crash as Daniel Ricciardo won the Italian GP this morning.

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