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Ashley-Cooper says Australia have their mojo back

Fiji's Nemani Nadolo (right) tackles Australia's Scott Fardy. Photo: SMH

Fiji’s Nemani Nadolo (right) tackles Australia’s Scott Fardy. Photo: SMH

Wallabies veteran has seen a revival in the national team’s standing at home and abroad reinforced by the 28-13 Pool A victory over Fiji

BATH – With 109 caps, Australia wing Adam Ashley-Cooper has been around the Wallabies long enough to have experienced many high and lows.

For several years up until 2014 it was all lows as Australia’s international reputation in rugby took a bit of a battering, which had dire consequences for the game domestically, and resulted in other football codes moving head of rugby in the domestic pecking order.

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Late kick wins title for Waratahs

Tahs' celebrate Adam Ashley-Cooper's (getting off the deck) try. Photo: Skysports

Tahs’ celebrate Adam Ashley-Cooper’s (getting off the deck) try. Photo: Skysports

A last-minute penalty from Bernard Foley saw the Waratahs win the 2014 Super Rugby title, prevailing 33-32 against the Crusaders on Saturday.

Foley was the hero for the Sydney side as his 45 metre strike – following Crusaders flanker Richie McCaw having been caught offside at ruck time – secured the ‘Tahs a first competition triumph.

It was deserved as the regular-season winners held off a spirited Crusaders fightback in the second-half after leading handsomely early on.

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