15 Oct 2013

Coach has faith in Cooper

6:03 am on 15 October 2013

The Wallabies' coach Ewen McKenzie is confident Quade Cooper can put his trans-Tasman woes behind him and prove he doesn't have a problem performing on the big stage against the All Blacks.

McKenzie won't be announce his team for Saturday's Bledisloe Cup Test in Dunedin until Thursday, but he says Cooper will "deliver" if selected.

Cooper was benched for August's Bledisloe loss in Wellington, but after starring against Argentina, he's set to confront his demons head-on in the starting side.

McKenzie believes Cooper has improved his game throughout this year's Rugby Championship and he maintains his so-called nightmare run in New Zealand has been largely a media creation.

The Wallabies last tasted success here in 2001.