Rugby: Quade Cooper returns to Wallabies training camp

Cooper last played for Australia in 2017.
Cooper last played for Australia in 2017. Photo credit: AAP

First-five Quade Cooper appears to be back in the reckoning for a spot in the Wallabies' World Cup squad.

Cooper reportedly joined Michael Cheika's team in Sydney during their week-long conditioning camp, as they prepare for an 2019 international campaign, highlighted by October's tournament in Japan.

His appearance was mainly for the purposes of a medical check, but indicates he's back in the selectors' plans for what shapes as a pivotal year.

The 30-year-old recently signed a one-year deal with the Super Rugby's Melbourne Rebels, after being deemed surplus to requirements at the Queensland Reds.

Reports out of the Rebels camp suggest Cooper has made a strong early impression in training.

Cooper has earned 70 international caps for the Wallabies, but hasn’t featured for the team since June 2017.


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