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Diplomacy continued to dominate the build-up to England’s series with Australia yesterday as Quade Cooper vowed to keep helping out Marcus Smith.
Sunday night’s State of Origin rivalry has dominated the talk in Perth, where hotels have been packed out with rugby league fans wearing blue and maroon.
Australia's Quade Cooper (pictured) has defended his friendship with Marcus Smith
Cooper says he established a good replationship with Smith (pictured) through social media
Wallabies coach Davie Rennie heaped praise on England in yesterday’s The West Australian newspaper, predicting a different beast to the team who lost to the Barbarians. No 10 Cooper has been offering tips to Smith over the last year and the mercurial playmaker said he would continue sharing information for the sport’s greater good.
‘One of my best mates, Ben Tapuai, was playing for Harlequins and I followed them quite closely,’ said Cooper. ‘Marcus followed me on Instagram and we ended up trading a few messages. I am big fan of the way he plays. He is a