The Wallabies star first-five Quade Cooper's amazing rise in rugby has hit a worrying speedbump with a swag of traffic offences further threatening his burgeoning but insecure career.
In a week where Cooper was already set to front court on burglary charges, he made a surprise appearance in Brisbane yesterday when he was fined $400 and disqualified from driving for six months.
With the Australian Rugby Union due to review a personal development program next week, the 22-year-old's timing couldn't have deserted him at a worse time.
Cooper also failed to notify the Australian and Queensland rugby unions of his Brisbane Magistrates Court appearance after he was charged with driving without a licence last week.
He's expected to plead not guilty to the burglary charge when he appears in the Southport Magistrates Court on Friday.