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Former Aussies great Farr-Jones labels Quade Cooper a 'boofhead'

The ex-player has criticised the Australian international for showing a lack of respect to Richie McCaw.

Cooper has been criticised for his behaviour of late.
Cooper has been criticised for his behaviour of late.

EX-AUSTRALIA INTERNATIONAL Nick Farr-Jones has called Quade Cooper a ‘boofhead’ for the lack of respect he has shown All Blacks skipper Richie McCaw of late.

Cooper provoked the wrath of McCaw and the All Blacks during their recent Tri Nations encounter with Australia, as he struck the New Zealand captain with both his knee and elbow at various points during the game.

Speaking to Radio Sport, Farr-Jones, who captained Australia to victory as part of the 1991 World Cup-winning side, said:

”I have no doubt, whether it’s Robbie (Deans, the coach) or my old teammate in the management of the team, Bob Egerton, or whether it’s the captain, James Horwill, but someone should tell boofheads like that to pull their head in.”

He then added:

”I only played in the amateur days but I don’t care whether it’s amateur or professional, or what sport you play, sport is all about respecting opposition and respecting the great culture when you’re playing the All Blacks. It is New Zealand rugby.”

Farr-Jones went on to make a less than subtle reference to Cooper, saying:

”There’s probably one player, in particular, in our Wallabies squad who has probably lacked respect for one key individual in your All Black team.”

Cooper featured in Australia’s starting lineup on Sunday, as they opened their campaign with a 32-6 win over Italy.

According to UrbanDictionary.com, ‘boofhead’ is Australian slang for “one who is a little slow, or maybe just does silly things”.

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