29 Jun 2010

Wallaby star fined for driving without licence

6:21 am on 29 June 2010

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.