Quade will improve Wallabies: Hansen

Quade Cooper will only “enhance” the Wallabies’ chances if picked for Saturday’s second Bledisloe Cup Test in Wellington, All Blacks coach Steve Hansen says.

Cooper is expected to figure in some capacity when the Australian side is named later on Thursday, with speculation he may play at inside centre to replace the injured Matt Giteau (ankle).

“Quade’s a good player. He gets maligned a wee bit over here because of a few incidents with Richie (McCaw) but within the team he’s well respected. He’ll enhance them, I think,” Hansen told reporters.

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