15 Aug 2010

Quade Cooper's switch to rugby league rubbished

7:06 am on 15 August 2010

The Australian Rugby Union boss John O'Neill and Wallabies coach Robbie Deans are dismissing reports that first five Quade Cooper's considering switching to rugby league next season.

The Brisbane's Courier Mail newspaper has reported that Cooper has met with the Parramatta NRL club, but both O'Neill and Deans say the 22-year-old is going nowhere.

O'Neill says he suspects the report is typical of a player agent trying to bump up his client's price tag at a time the ARU is in negotiations with Australia's reigning Super 14 player of the year.