Quarterback Quid? Rugby star Cooper demonstrates another NFL-style trick pass

  • Proving his ability with a back-pass pass, Quaid Cooper demonstrated the ability to lean a pass from the back of his hand as well.


Modified April 10, 2020, 18:16 IST

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Quaid Cooper continues to amaze with his incredible NFL-style trick passes.

Former Australia international rugby skills have been known for some time, but the ability to punch from a wide angle can also affect the NFL Great, like Patrick Mahomes.

Cooper went viral earlier this week when he delivered a completely back pass to NRL player Tevita Pangai Jr. at a Brisbane field, a clip that has been viewed more than a million times on Twitter.

Four days and Cooper was in it again, this time pushing the ball over the back and over his head, pushing Pangai.

Cooper’s first video received a positive review from seven-time Pro Bowler Antonio Brown and South African legend Brian Habana, who gave two-time Rugby World Cup winner Dan Carter a chance to ‘like’ his latest effort on Instagram.

Will Xenia, who played alongside Cooper for the Wallabies and won more than 100 international caps, told Cooper: “Your skills are limitless. With a perfect spiral and money.”

Pungai is training with Cooper to stay fit before the NRL season resumes and reveals that he was surprised that the passes were easily executed.

“We were just walking around the next day of our fitness session, we wanted to throw the NFL ball around and have some fun,” he told The Australian.

“After our first video, Quade was copying it in the comments for not throwing it [on a slant pass], But his last video stopped them all.

“When I was running to catch it, he easily did this and I was shocked at how perfect the spin of the ball was. Quade made this kind of pass in games and this one was perfect.

“You just want it to look good, and it’s great.”

Published April 10, 2020, 18:16 IST

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