Mon 28 May 2018 | 10:52

Cooper officially out of Test contention

Cooper officially out of Test contention
Mon 28 May 2018 | 10:52
Cooper officially out of Test contention
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Cooper will be sidelined for up to a month after suffering an MCL injury while playing club rugby for Brisbane outfit Souths over the weekend.

The 30-year-old confirmed the news via social media.

Cooper had been previously warned he would be out of contention for national selection if he wasn’t playing Super Rugby.

The 70-test Wallaby hasn’t appeared for the Queensland Reds – whom he is contracted to – this year after new head coach Brad Thorn told him before the season started that his services weren’t needed.

Despite Thorn’s dismissal, Cooper remains adamant on his quest to rejoin the Reds and Wallabies, sharing his goal in a series of tweets.

He last appeared for the Australian national side in June last year.

Wallabies head coach Michael Cheika is set to name his squad for the Ireland series on Wednesday.

Despite Thorn’s dismissal, Cooper remains adamant on his quest to rejoin the Reds and Wallabies, sharing his goal in a series of tweets

Cooper – who despite not being selected for the Reds is still making roughly A$650,000 a season – has turned down advances from rival Super Rugby clubs including the Brumbies and Melbourne Rebels.

He last appeared for the Australian national side in June last year.

Wallabies head coach Michael Cheika is set to name his squad for the Ireland series on Wednesday.

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