Quade Cooper continues to astound with his incredible NFL-style trick passes.
The former Australia international’s rugby skills have been known for some time but his ability to make throws from unfathomable angles are likely to impress even NFL greats like Patrick Mahomes.
Earlier this week Cooper went viral when he delivered a perfect behind-the-back pass to NRL player Tevita Pangai Junior on a field in Brisbane, a clip that has been viewed more than one million times on Twitter.
Four days on and Cooper was at it again, this time flicking the ball out of the back of his hand and over his head to hit Pangai in stride.
Cooper’s first video had drawn positive reviews from seven-time Pro Bowler Antonio Brown and South Africa legend Bryan Habana, with two-time Rugby World Cup winner Dan Carter among those to ‘like’ his latest effort on Instagram.
Will Genia, who played alongside Cooper for the Wallabies and won over 100 international caps, told Cooper: “Your skills are limitless. Perfect spiral and on the money.”
— Quade Cooper (@QuadeCooper) April 10, 2020
Pangai is training with Cooper to remain fit ahead of the NRL season resuming and revealed he has been in awe at the ease with which the passes are executed.
“We were just mucking around after our fitness session the other day, we like to throw the NFL ball around and have a bit of fun,” he told The Australian.
“After our first video, Quade was copping it in the comments for not throwing it as well [on a slant pass], but his last video shut them all up.
“When I was running to catch it, I was shocked at how easily he did it and how perfect the spin on the ball was. Quade has done that sort of pass in games and this one was perfect.
“You just want to keep watching it over and over it’s so good.”
Same same but different pic.twitter.com/nPvmS8I50v
— Quade Cooper (@QuadeCooper) April 6, 2020
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