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Who Is Vernon Cooper?

Who Is Vernon Cooper?

Steve Hansen has made Llanelli lock Vernon Cooper Wales’ Cap number 1009. But just who is Vernon Cooper? We take a look at Wales’ newest cap…

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Height: 6ft 6in. Weight: 18st . Date of Birth: 12-Jun-77. Marital status: Married, with one child.

Llanelli vice captain Vernon Cooper was born in nearby Morriston, and played for Ystradgynlais before joining the Scarlets – he has represented Llanelli on over 170 occasions – scoring five tries.

Cooper has represented Wales at under 18, under 19, under 21 and ‘A’ levels, and is now elevated to the first team.

‘It is a dream come true really,’ said Cooper.

‘As soon as you pick up a ball as a kid you dream about running out at the National Stadium for Wales.

‘I was the only uncapped player left in the squad so it’s been a long two and a half weeks, but Steve said I would be involved at some stage. Now I just have to try and take this opportunity.’

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