Ashley-Cooper heading back to France

Thu, 01 Sep 2016 09:38
Large adam ashely cooper 800

NEWS: The Wallabies have lost Adam Ashley-Cooper's services for the rest of this year's Rugby Championship.

Ashley-Cooper is set to return to France this week to rejoin his club Bordeaux. 

The 32-year-old was only given a release from Bordeaux for part of the Rugby Championship.  Last week Ashley-Cooper said his availability for the Wallabies would be reviewed after the Test against the All Blacks in Wellington.

"For the European-based players like myself that's an ongoing conversation that I'm having with my club president back in France and Cheik here," he told rugby.com.au at the time

"So we'll review that after this weekend.

"From the start, the initial discussion was with Cheik [Wallabies coach Michael Cheika] that I was coming back for the first two Tests and then it's an ongoing conversation.

"So, it was pretty open from the start."

On Thursday, however,  Ashley-Cooper confirmed via Twitter that he would be leaving the Wallabies' squad.

"Disappointed to be leaving without a win but very grateful for the opportunity to play for my country again. Remaining always proud!!," said Ashley-Cooper in a tweet.

After losing to the All Blacks twice, the Wallabies next face the Springboks in Brisbane on September 10.

Source: rugby.com.au

There are currently no matches being played
FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Fri, 29 September 2017
Sharks v Golden Lions 17h00 Durban
Worcester Warriors v Saracens 18h35 Sixways
Newcastle Falcons v London Irish 18h35 Kingston Park
Sale Sharks v Gloucester 19h00 AJ Bell Stadium
Leinster v Edinburgh 19h35 RDS Arena
Glasgow Warriors v Treviso 19h35 Scotstoun Stadium
Scarlets v Connacht 19h35 Parc y Scarlets
Sat, 30 September 2017
Griquas v Free State Cheetahs 12h00 Kimberley
Leicester Tigers v Exeter Chiefs 13h00 Welford Road
Munster v Cardiff Blues 13h30 Thomond Park
Cheetahs v Ospreys 14h00 Bloemfontein
Northampton Saints v Harlequins 14h00 Franklin's Gardens
Wasps v Bath 14h00 Ricoh Arena
Zebre v Ulster 14h35 Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
South Africa v Australia 15h05 Bloemfontein
Dragons v Kings 18h35 Rodney Parade
Sun, 01 October 2017
Argentina v New Zealand 22h30 Estadio Jose Amalfitani
Blue Bulls v Western Province 12h30 Loftus Versfeld
RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP
MORE LOGS
Team P W D L Pts
New Zealand 4 4 0 0 19
South Africa 4 2 1 1 11
Australia 4 1 1 2 8
Argentina 4 0 0 4 0