Quade Cooper will be playing Super Rugby again in 2019. Cooper has signed a one year deal with the Rebels.
The 70 test veteran was left in the dark earlier this year when new Reds coach Thorn left him out of his Super Rugby squad.
Cooper had to revert back to club rugby for the year, but got his break finally to play top level rugby again for the Rebels next year.
Cooper has always been a quality player for Australia and most of us outside Australia did not really understand the exclusion of such a player, specially when the national side struggles.
He will be partnering up with his old Reds halfback partner Will Genia which should make it a little bit easier as well.
Cooper told the press he enjoyed playing club rugby ad are eager to contribute to the Rebels next season.
“I want to do whatever I can on and off the field to help grow the rugby community in Melbourne,” he told the Melbourne Rebels’ official website.
“I’m keen to work hard and make the entire Rebels organisation and their fans proud.
“I was really impressed seeing the improvement that Melbourne have made this year. Their professionalism since the first discussion we had about me being a Rebel has been first-class.
“I know that rugby in Melbourne has a strong history and cultural connection. If I can help out the grassroots and be involved in inspiring the next generation, then that is just a bonus for me.”