It’s the question on everyone’s lips, where will Quade Cooper be playing his rugby in 2018?
Since Brad Thorn announced that Cooper would not be in the Queensland Reds’ Super Rugby squad for the 2018 season, there has been considerable speculation about where the flyhalf will be plying his trade in 2018.
As expected he has been linked with a few moves to the northern hemisphere with the likes of the Dragons and Ulster, who are shy in the flyhalf position since Christian Lealiifano returned to the Brumbies after his loan-spell with the northern province, been mentioned on more than one occasion.
However, it looks like Cooper may well be at a club much closer to home and one which will be participating in Super Rugby next season when proceedings get underway in February.
That club belongs to the city of his birth, Auckland.
If you follow Cooper on social media, you would have seen that the 70 times capped Wallaby has been training with Sonny Bill Williams in New Zealand’s biggest city over the last few weeks.
Of course, SBW plays for the Auckland Blues which has originally fueled the speculation but a tweet from a Blues supporter about the prospect of Cooper playing for the Aukland-based franchise for the upcoming season was liked by the 29-year-old.
This has led to some people thinking it’s a done deal.
— …R¡ordan… (@Riordan_15_) December 29, 2017
— adam griff (@adamgriff13) December 28, 2017
Is it too late for the @BluesRugbyTeam to snap up Quade? We need a Carlos-Spencer style of 10… just a thought
— Denizen Now (@DenizenNow) December 28, 2017
— Jane Thomas (@nzjaneaway) December 29, 2017