Wallaby Quade Cooper, 70 caps, denied Australian citizenship

Puzzled rugby star Quade Cooper saw his application for Australian citizenship refused despite playing 70 times for the wallabies, a move he called “awkward”.

The Mercurial Half-Fly was born in New Zealand but moved to Australia with his family at the age of 13 and never represented his native nation.

He posted a screenshot of the ruling on his Twitter feed on Tuesday.

“Embarrassing moment @ausgov (again) denies your citizenship application. Wearing green and gold 70 times is apparently not enough these days …” wrote Cooper, who has played for Australia in two World Cups.

The reason given by Canberra officials was that it had not provided sufficient evidence to meet their demands.

Those included be and.

Cooper, who qualified for a visa as a permanent resident to play for the Wallabies, added: “If I had known, it would be that hard!

The 33-year-old playmaker, who got his last selection for Australia in 2017, spent 12 years with the Queensland Reds and also spent periods with the Melbourne Rebels, Toulon in France and the Japanese team Kintetsu Liners.

He also flirted with a boxing career, fighting three fights and winning them all.

Source: News24

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