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Quade Cooper

  • 30 Age
  • 92kg Weight
  • 186cm Height

Biography

A naturally gifted player with a freakishly deceptive step, the exciting NZ-born product had a tough initiation in 2007 when asked to make the step up from Schoolboy Rugby to Super 14 level, but showed the benefit of experience as he quickly developed in 2008 and 2009. 

Called up to the Wallabies in 2009, Quade earned his first starting appearance against Italy. This translated to immediate success later in the year on the international stage where he achieved a number of firsts, including his first start at flyhalf for Australia, a winning debut in the Tri Nations and wins over both New Zealand and South Africa.

Quade has struggled with a number of serious injuries in the 2014 and beginning of the 2015 season, most notably his shoulder dislocation which ruled him out of both club and national duty. He has made a strong return and after performing in the Rugby Championship, has been selected to represent Australia at the 2015 RWC. 

The fly-half confirmed he was leaving Toulon in a message to his supporters on July 12th 2016, after being with the side for a year.In August 2016, Cooper sealed a three-year deal with the Reds, having already represented the side 105 times from 2006 to 2015, scoring 770 points.

October 2018 saw Cooper sign a one-year contract with the Rebels, joining the squad in mid-November for the start of their 2019 campaign as he looks to add to his 70 Test and 119 Super Rugby caps.