All Blacks centre Sonny Bill Williams has revealed that he is trying to convince Wallabies pivot Quade Cooper to join him in making a switch to the NRL.
Williams, who is plying his trade with the Panasonic Wild Knights in Japan, is set to make a return to the NRL in 2013 and he believes Cooper could make a successful move to rugby league.
Cooper was left out of Australia's squad for their Rugby Championship opener against New Zealand in Sydney and was criticised for his showing in the Wallabies' 22-0 Bledisloe Cup loss to the All Blacks in Auckland.
"If people are saying he is not wanted in rugby... if they think he is not good enough to be playing for Australia then I would love to lure him across to rugby league for a year," Williams told Australia's Sunday Telegraph newspaper.
"I will try. I would definitely love to play alongside him. I think he would be a success - I have spoken to him about it."
Cooper delivered inconsistent performances at last year's World Cup in New Zealand and he was booed during the global showpiece by Kiwi supporters who accused him of taking cheap shots at All Blacks captain Richie McCaw.
But Williams is convinced he will be a hit if he decides to switch codes.
"I don't have to make a case for him, you just have to click on YouTube to see what he is capable of," he said.
"He is such a great talent that he cops a lot of stick, especially in New Zealand. A lot of people have a go at him, but I think that's because he is their biggest threat," he said.
"It is more of a compliment than anything."