6 May 2016

Cooper misses out on Rio

6:25 am on 6 May 2016

Former Wallabies first five Quade Cooper hasn't made the cut for Australia's Olympic rugby sevens team.

Wallabies player Quade Cooper.

Wallabies player Quade Cooper. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

The Australia coach Andy Friend said the 28 year old, who was given permission by his French club Toulon to be part of the Las Vegas and Vancouver rounds of the World Series, was not sufficiently prepared.

Friend says he hasn't had the opportunity to work with Cooper as much as he would have liked over the past five months.

Cooper found it hard to make the switch to sevens, as was evident from his struggles during the World Series tournament, and was left out of the final two rounds in Paris and London this month.