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RugbyU: Queensland Reds 29 Western Force 32

Result of a Super 15 match between the Queensland Reds and Western Force in Brisbane on Saturday: Queensland Reds (AUS) 29 Western Force (AUS) 32 (h-t: 17-17) Scorers Force - Tries: Ben McCalman, Luke Morahan, Jayden Hayward. Conversions: Hayward. Penalties: Sias Ebersohn (4). Drop goal: Ebersohn Reds - Tries: Ben Tapuai, James Slipper. Conversions: Quade Cooper (2). Penalties: Cooper, Mike Harris (4) . Referee: Garratt Williamson (NZL) afp

RugbyU: Cooper kicks Reds to victory over injury-hit Stormers

Wallaby fly-half Quade Cooper kicked the Queensland Reds to a slogging 22-17 win over South Africa's Western Stormers in Brisbane on Saturday. The Stormers scored two tries to one, but it was Cooper's 17 points from a conversion, four penalties and a drop goal that got the Reds home. Queensland were desperate to return to winning ways after losing both their two games in South Africa, while the Stormers return to Cape Town losing all four of their Australasian tour games.

RugbyU: Reds 22 Stormers 17

Result of a Super 15 match between the Queensland Reds and Western Stormers in Brisbane on Saturday: Queensland Reds (AUS) 22 Western Stormers (RSA) 17 (h-t: 13-10) Scorers Reds - Tries: Rob Simmons. Conversions: Quade Cooper. Penalties: Cooper (4). Drop goal: Cooper Stormers - Tries: Damian de Allende, Sikhumbuzo Notshe. Conversions: Peter Grant, Demetri Catrakilis. Penalties: Grant Referee: Chris Pollock (NZL) afp

RugbyU: Queensland Reds 43 Central Cheetahs 33

Result of a Super 15 match between the Queensland Reds and Central Cheetahs in Brisbane on Friday: Queensland Reds (AUS) 43 Central Cheetahs (RSA) 33 (h-t: 29-20) Scorers Reds - Tries: Penalty try, Rod Davies, Chris Feauai-Sautia (2), James Hanson. Conversions: Quade Cooper (3). Penalties: Cooper (4) Cheetahs - Tries: Francois Venter, Boom Prinsloo, Elgar Watts. Conversions: Johan Goosen (2), Watts. Penalties: Goosen (4) Referee: Garratt Williamson (NZL) afp

RugbyU: Family fortunes spur on Australia's Cooper

When Australia fly-half Quade Cooper runs out as the Wallaby vice-captain against England at Twickenham on Saturday, the knowledge he is an example to his younger brothers will, he says, help him in his new rugby leadership role. Cooper was in Test exile for nearly a year after accusing former Australia coach Robbie Deans of creating a "toxic" environment. But the New Zealander's departure following the 2-1 series loss to the British and Irish Lions in July paved the way for his replacement by former Wallaby prop Ewen McKenzie, previously Cooper's coach at Queensland.

RugbyU: Genia's yo-yo season takes upward turn

Australia scrum-half Will Genia's yo-yo season took an upward turn when he was recalled for Saturday's Rugby Championship Test in Argentina. Genia comes in for Nic White in the only change to the starting line-up from that beaten 28-8 by South Africa in Cape Town last weekend. White drops to the bench for the wooden-spoon showdown at Estadio Gigante de Arroyito in Rosario, 300 kilometres north west of Buenos Aires.

RugbyU: Robinson dumped from Wallabies RC squad

Experienced prop Benn Robinson was overlooked as new coach Ewen McKenzie named eight uncapped players in his inaugural 30-man Wallabies' squad on Friday for this month's Rugby Championship. Robinson, who played in the recent losing series against the British and Irish Lions and is a veteran of 59 Tests, was the major omission after being a mainstay of the Wallabies' tight five. "He's very disappointed. I was actually pleased about that. If he wasn't disappointed, I'd be disappointed," McKenzie said of Robinson, one of Australia's most-capped front-rowers.

RugbyU: Eight new caps in Wallaby squad

Experienced prop Benn Robinson was overlooked as new coach Ewen McKenzie named eight uncapped players in his inaugural 30-man Wallabies' squad on Friday for this month's Rugby Championship. Robinson, who played in the recent losing series against the British and Irish Lions and is a veteran of 59 Tests, was the major omission along with NSW Waratahs skipper Dave Dennis.

RugbyU: Canterbury Crusaders 38 Queensland Reds 9

Result of a Super 15 finals qualifier between the Canterbury Crusaders and Queensland Reds on Saturday: Canterbury Crusaders (NZL) 38 Queensland Reds (AUS) 9 (H-t: 21-6) Scorers: Crusaders: Tries: Ryan Crotty (2), Dan Carter, Tom Marshall. Conversions: Carter (3). Penalties: Carter (3), Tom Taylor Reds: Penalties: Quade Cooper (3) Referee: Jaco Peyper (RSA) afp

RugbyU: Cooper could get Wallaby reprieve

Maverick Queensland Reds playmaker Quade Cooper is likely to see his Wallaby career resurrected under Ewen McKenzie as the new coach seeks to transform the team into a more attacking unit. The polarising flyhalf has not featured for Australia since he labelled the Wallabies atmosphere "toxic" following last September's narrow win over Argentina, a comment that saw him left out of the squad which faced the British and Irish Lions.
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