Australian star Quade Cooper seems to have strongly mixed feelings on Ireland
Mostly good though...
Anyone who watches rugby will understand that Quade Cooper is a genius with the ball in his hands... an infuriating genius who you feel has never quite reached the level that his potential suggested he could.
Brilliant, mesmerising, fleet footed and creative are all words that are used to describe Quade Cooper but there's just as many that will point to his defence and raise questions about the solidity of it.
His long-running feud with Richie McCaw made him public enemy number one in New Zealand in the years around the 2011 World Cup.
"That tournament took a lot of confidence away from me," Cooper told World Rugby. "I went into my shell a bit because a lot of the people coming at me directly sort of pushed me back a bit."
He has only represented Australia sporadically ever since with Matt Tomua and more recently Bernard Foley preferred in the number ten position for the Wallabies.
Australia take on Ireland this weekend in the Aviva Stadium in the November Internationals and the Wallaby squad landed in Dublin this week in preparation for the game.
Cooper seems to be enjoying his time here so far as he did a spot of sightseeing on his trip...
— Quade Cooper (@QuadeCooper) November 23, 2016
But the he's not a fan of the weather at all...
I love Dublin it's such an amazing city but this below zero temperature though😩.. please warm up at least to above zero.. tanks in advance😘 pic.twitter.com/JGRVcmN8UB
— Quade Cooper (@QuadeCooper) November 20, 2016
It's not the first time he's professed his love for Ireland social media...
Love irish accents - funny people too :) RT @Healy_Boy: @QuadeCooper thanks quade your a serious player from ireland
— Quade Cooper (@QuadeCooper) January 24, 2013
But his hate of the weather comes to the surface again...
— Quade Cooper (@QuadeCooper) June 16, 2013
Although he has shown his admiration for the skill set of Simon Zebo in 2012...
Hooooly bill of rights batman Simon Zebo is a damn freak!!! Ireland are on fire.....🔥
— Quade Cooper (@QuadeCooper) February 2, 2013
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