Experienced Wallabies fly-half Quade Cooper has joined Melbourne Rebels ahead of the 2019 Super Rugby season.
Cooper has penned down a one-year deal that will see him link up with the Rebels in mid-November in preparations for 2019 season.
The Flyhalf says his main aim is to ensure he helps Melbourne to be more successful and make the fans happy.
“I want to do whatever I can on and off the field to help grow the rugby community in Melbourne. I’m keen to work hard and make the entire Rebels organization and their fans proud.I was really impressed seeing the improvement that Melbourne have made this year. Their professionalism since the first discussion we had about me being a Rebel has been first-class, he told Rebels official portal.
“I know that rugby in Melbourne has a strong history and cultural connection. If I can help out the grassroots and be involved in inspiring the next generation, then that is just a bonus for me.” he added.
His new boss David Wessels revealed that the Rebels are happy to have the halfback on board ahead of the new season.
“I’ve obviously chatted to Quade a lot over the last few months and I’ve been impressed by his love of the game, and his willingness to reflect on his journey. He’s been pretty selfless in his commitment to club Rugby in Brisbane and has shown patience and maturity,” he said.
“He knows that he has some hard work ahead of him, but he has the potential to be a really important spark for us over the next few months. We’re excited to have him.”
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