11 Jun 2013

Cooper left out of final Wallabies squad

1:05 pm on 11 June 2013

The Wallabies coach Robbie Deans says he won't have Quade Cooper in his squad of 31 for the series against the British and Irish Lions.

The final six players to join the 25 already named will be known tomorrow, and while the controversial Cooper won't be one of them, Kurtley Beale, who checked himself into a private health clinic last month to deal with "personal issues", will return.

Deans also said the former Wallabies flanker George Smith is recovering well from a knee injury, and could play a part late in the series.