11 Apr 2013

No ongoing rift with Deans says Cooper

6:49 pm on 11 April 2013

The Queensland Reds first-five-eighth Quade Cooper denies there's an ongoing rift with Australian rugby coach Robbie Deans after his surprise omission from a planning camp ahead of the British and Irish Lions series.

Cooper has downplayed his omission saying it's probably not the last time he'll miss out on a side.

It appears Cooper, who's been in good form recently is still paying the price for comments last year when he said the there was a toxic environment in Wallabies camp.

The Reds play the Chiefs in Hamilton on Saturday night.