Despite representing Australia 70 times as a member of its national rugby team, Quade Cooper has been denied citizenship, again.
Cooper was born in Auckland, New Zealand, but moved to Australia with his family when he was 13 years old. He still holds New Zealand citizenship.
The 33-year-old played for the Wallabies between 2008 and 2017. This included two Rugby World Cups as well.
Taking to social media, Cooper posted on Twitter that his application was rejected on Tuesday. "Awkward moment @ausgov refuse your citizenship applications (again)!" He also added a photo of a letter he received from the Department of Home Affairs.
CNN reports that the letter from the government says he had not provided evidence to satisfy the special residency requirements, which refers to "persons engaging in activities of benefit to Australia" and "persons engaged in a particular kind of work requiring regular travel outside of Australia".
In 2016, during the Rio Olympics, Cooper was unable to play for the Australian Rugby Sevens team because he was denied citizenship back then as well. The International Olympic Committee's rules are different to the of the International Rugby Union's.
Watch the Sky News Australia video below for more on Quade Cooper's Australian citizenship application.
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