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Cooper concern for Wallabies – Quade Cooper missed the Wallabies training on Friday because of illness.

After being rested against Samoa last weekend, the Reds flyhalf is struggling with a stomach illness that ruled him out of training. However, Wallabies skipper Rocky Elsom told reporters that Cooper should be ready for the Tri-Nations opener against the Springboks in Sydney on Saturday.

‘If he’s not feeling that well, it’s probably a good move not to train but I think he’ll be fine tomorrow,’ Elsom said.

Kurtley Beale was seen running at 10 during Friday’s practice, and will be expected to takeover at flyhalf if Cooper is a late withdrawal. This could also see Matt Giteau returning to the Wallabies’ match 22.