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Quade Cooper has finally become an Australian citizen

by Giga
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Wallabies legend Quade Cooper has announced that he has passed his Australian citizenship test

Cooper was born in Auckland New Zealand and lived there until he was 13-years-old. in 2001 he moved to Brisbane with his family

Quade Cooper played his first cap for Australia back in 2008 and since then he earned 75 more caps. This year he returned to International rugby and he brought back into the spotlight again this year when recalled for the first time in four years, he orchestrated five straight Test wins.

Cooper Winning penalty vs South Africa

The 33-year-old is currently living in Osaka, Japan, where he plays with the Kinetsu Liners, yesterday Cooper revealed on Twitter that he will finally be able to take an Australian citizenship test in Tokyo.

“On the bullet train to Tokyo to sit the Australian citizenship test at 10am. Weird feeling but it probably wouldn’t have happened with out your support,” Cooper tweeted.

“Thank you to everyone who pushed for people like myself to be eligible to officially call Australia home. Forever grateful.”

Cooper later confirmed that he had passed his Australian citizenship test, although he admitted that some of the questions were difficult.

“Not going to lie I was super nervous as there was some difficult questions and it felt like if I failed that everyone’s efforts to help would have been for nothing,” Cooper explained.

“Then I realised that the law change had provided myself and many others this opportunity and that is the victory… I did pass though.”

The 33-year-old had originally been drafted into the Wallabies’ squad to act as a mentor for young fly-half Noah Lolesio, but was handed his first cap in four years against the Springboks, and helped Australia to five consecutive victories.

The Kinetsu Liners player pulled out of Australia’s European tour, as he was unable to keep both his “employer and country happy”, although he will likely return to the Wallabies set-up next year, following the conclusion of the Japanese club season.

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