Jaguars had been having a winless run in the last few matches. But the last match they played against Waratahs which was held in Buenos Aires led to a smashing victory for them. Though the Waratahs were able to put in tries in their last two matches but they could not make a comeback when they played against the Jaguars in the Buenos Aires stadium. This has been the first loss they have had this season.
The end result of the game showed a score of 38-28. The scoreboard was flattering for the Waratahs initially as they scored two tries in the same time when the Argentinian team was trying to get in a bonus point. Daryl Gibson’s side, however, soon returned to old mistakes that crippled their performance in 2017. They had conceded to four tries which was within the first 20 minutes after the game started. They even pitched in a try in the first 16 seconds. The visitors did five tries in total in the first half that led to a score of 33-7 before the main break. The Waratahs were able to put in pressure only when the final seconds remained of the match. This kind of performance must have left Gibson with a lot to say to his team members. On the other hand, Mario Ledesma gained his first as coach of the Jaguares team. Mario Ledesma is considered a scrum guru who has returned to Argentina after spending three years with the Australian rugby team. Read More
Quade Cooper has signed a deal for 3 years with the Queensland Reds. This deal will entitle him to stay in Australian Rugby Union through to the World Cup in 2019. The 28 year old rugby players had given his consent to the Rugby Union of Australia many weeks ago.
This made him to come back to the Wallabys as he mulled on offers from the Melbourne Rebels and the Reds. But, Cooper expressed his interest on one particular destination. He said there is no better place than Ballymore as he spent his best days of life here with family and friends. Cooper has spent more time in Ballymore than at his home.
As he looked at his life to figure out what was the most important thing he wanted to do, it was the club that brought him back to the top. When he looks ahead, he realizes that he has a team with good people and a new coach. On the back of his move, the bookies made Queensland one of their expert betting tips for the upcoming season, with many recognising that they have the strength in depth to compete now.
A whole lot of things are happening and Cooper is so excited to be a part of everything. Cooper is the best thing and his signings should make the team come back as a strong force after many non attempted seasons.
The captain Stephen Moore and George Smith are in terms to take part in Queensland. The squad is inclusive of numerous wallabies like Taniela Tupou and Andrew Ready. As per Coach Nick Stiles, the achievement of championship title happens when there are quality people in the squad.
Hence, with the return of Quade Cooper in the squad, the coach is fully assured that the best quality is added to the team. The best thing that the coach likes about Cooper is that he is a good competitor and hence such competitors are required to win championships. Well, let’s hope that Cooper keeps up his good work and shows his best rugby performance.