Quade Cooper Re-signs with ARU

by Brendan Bradford - Quade Cooper and the ARU have ended seven months of often bitter contract negotiations with the Wallabies and Reds play-maker signing a two-year deal reportedly worth up to $800,000 a year. A three-year deal Cooper signed with the Reds in June was dependent on the 38-test Wallaby re-signing with the ARU – an arrangement that was jeopardised after Cooper’s public criticism of the Wallabies saw him slapped with a $40,000 fine and an incentive-based contract offer from the ARU. Cooper’s rejection of the decreased deal lead to speculation he would defect to league or take up an offer overseas. The $800,000 deal, signed late last week is believed to be similar to the one the ARU withdrew in the wake of Cooper’s assertions that the culture of the Wallabies was “toxic,” indicating a significant reversal by t
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