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Quade Cooper. (Getty)
Wallabies playmaker Quade Cooper will be sidelined for up to 12 weeks after fracturing his collarbone at Queensland Reds training.

Ali Williams. (AAP)
All Black legend Ali Williams vowed to spend his time fishing and hunting after announcing his retirement.

Sam Burgess. (Getty)
Sam Burgess admits he's finding the transition from league to union more difficult than he anticipated.

James O'Connor. (AAP)
James O'Connor says he's grown up and is a better player as prepares to return to Australia.

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