Rugby Championship: Cooper eyes Wallabies recall

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Australia are set to make changes for Saturday’s Rugby Championship clash against South Africa in Brisbane with Quade Cooper pushing for a recall.

The Wallabies are looking to bounce back from back-to-back defeats against New Zealand and coach Ewan McKenzie has left the door open for Cooper to return.

The Reds fly-half has not started a Test since last September against Argentina but could be in line to replace Brumbies star Matt Toomua in the number 10 jumper at Suncorp Stadium.

McKenzie would not go into detail over what changes could be made but dropped a big hint regards shuffling his pack against the South Africans.

“There’s always the potential for change because we’re playing a different team in a different context,” McKenzie told Sportal.

“So different things might come into play, so we’ll definitely be looking at that (making changes), yeah.”

Meanwhile, McKenzie also says his players are in good spirits going into the Test despite the disappointing defeats against New Zealand.

“The mindset of the players has been pretty good. I’ve got a pretty committed group of guys who are trying to do everything right and who are actually trying to get in the same space,” he said.

South Africa started their Rugby Championship campaign with a 73-13 thrashing of Argentina in Soweto and followed it up with a below-par 22-17 victory over the Pumas in Mendoza.

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