18 Nov 2009

Burke tells Ashley-Cooper to get selfish

6:46 pm on 18 November 2009

The former Wallabies fullback Matt Burke has urged Adam Ashley-Cooper to make a stand and ditch his utility tag to cement his position as Australia's premier Number 15,

He says Ashley-Cooper should be the first choice fullback, even the though teenage star James O'Connor has played several Tests there this year.

And the 1999 World Cup winner believes Ashley-Cooper must tell the selectors he wants to only play at fullback after filling in at centre and wing for the ACT Brumbies and Wallabies this year.

Burke says Ashley-Cooper's safe under the high ball, has a great step and runs the ball back well but unfortunately his demise is he's too good everywhere else.