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Ashley-Cooper clear on expectations

04th February 2014 10:26


Adam Ashley Cooper Australia Lions

Moving on: Adam Ashley-Cooper

Waratahs utility back Adam Ashley-Cooper claims he is clear on where Wallabies boss Ewen McKenzie's line in the sand is.

Ashley-Cooper was one of a number of players sanctioned and suspended for drinking and staying out late during Australia's November tour of Europe.

''It was certainly disappointing for myself,'' Ashley-Cooper told the Sydney Morning Herald.

''There was a lot of media surrounding it and a lot of controversy and opinions, but I just put it behind me, I parked it and accepted the fact I was suspended and got on with it.

''That was the mentality a lot of the guys did have as well - and the guys that weren't involved. We came back that week ... against Scotland and did the job, and then the following week when the guys returned - including myself - against Wales and did a great job there and got a really good win.''

The Waratah was keen to stress the "clarity" he has gained regarding what McKenzie expects from his squad.

''More than anything, just upholding the cultural standards and the behavioural standards that the Wallabies represent," said Ashley-Cooper.

"Everything is clear and now we can just move forward with that clarity.''

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