Wallabies’ five-eighth Quade Cooper has signed a one-year contract extension with the Queensland Reds.

In a boost to Australian rugby union, the star play-maker will stay with the code beyond this year’s World Cup.

Kayla Brereton reports.


He’s the hottest property in Australian rugby union but star fly-half Quade Cooper is officially off the market, extending his contract with the Queensland Reds.

Quade Cooper, Rugby Union Player, Queensland Reds: “I have another year running on my Reds contract, like I said it is all about playing well for the Reds and getting my opportunities to play for the Wallabies.”

His controversial move to sign for only one year has received the coach’s backing.

Ewen McKenzie, Head Coach, Queensland Reds: “I think that living on the edge, that is how he plays the game and I am not surprised that transfers into how he thinks about the contract situation.”

Cooper’s re-signing follows an encouraging trend for Australian rugby, with more than a full team of Test players recommitting beyond the World Cup in September.

And according to Cooper, that’s a good move.

Quade Cooper, Rugby Union Player, Queensland Reds:”I feel like it is a way to keep myself on my toes and to keep improving. I never want to rest. As a player, I always want to improve.”

Queensland Reds say the signing is just one of the many exciting announcements to be made over the coming months but right now nothing could be more exciting than keeping Quade Cooper.

Kayla Brereton, QUT News.