Quade Cooper denied Australian citizenship, Wallabies star of 70 caps

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Quade Cooper has been denied Australian citizenship despite representing the Wallabies 70 times.

The former Wallaby, who was born in New Zealand before moving to Australia at the age of 13, took to Twitter today to voice his frustrations after his citizenship was refused.

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Cooper shared a copy of his denied application, in which part of the reason he was refused citizenship was for not meeting the following requirement: “Person engaging in activities of benefit to Australia”.

Along with 70 caps for Australia as part of a nine-year career as a Wallaby that included two Rugby World Cups, Cooper also played for the Queensland Reds and Melbourne Rebels in Super Rugby.

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“Awkward moment Australian Government refuse your citizenship application (again). ” he tweeted.

“Wearing the green and gold 70 times apparently is not enough these days…”

The 33-year-old back in 2016 was unable to represent Australia’s Olympic sevens team at the Rio Games due to not having citizenship.

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