Breaking news as Toulon have just confirmed the signing of Australian outhalf Quade Cooper.
Cooper’s on off transfer to the French Top 14 side finally appears to be over. Toulon had initially announced that Cooper had signed a two year deal back in April, however the Australian outhalf then pulled out of the deal as he was reportedly focused on leading the Australian Sevens team at the Rio Olympics next year.
The Australian Rugby Union confirmed the Wallabies five-eighth had signed a new deal to remain in the country, opting out of his lucrative move to the French champions.
However, after months of back and forth, the news has now been confirmed that Cooper will indeed leave the Reds and join up with the European power house of Toulon next season.
Toulon have released a statement today confirming Cooper’s signature and also stating that the player will be presented to the media on Monday after the World Cup is over.
The initial reaction to the announcement is that this will be a good move for Cooper as he has fallen out of favour with the Australian selection and has not been included in the match-day 23 for the final on Saturday.
Cooper has played just once this World Cup, as he started the pool stage rout of Uruguay and went to assist three tries. You can check out the excellent hype video of his contribution in that game below.