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Aussie Quade signs new deal

FLY-HALF Quade Cooper has finally ended speculation surrounding his future by signing a new two-year deal with the Australian Rugby Union and Queensland.

Cooper, who will make his professional boxing debut in February, has been shrouded in controversy after publicly declaring the Wallabies had become a "toxic environment".

He was fined $60,000 (Australian) and later rejected an incentive-based contract with the ARU last month before finally agreeing to terms.

The 24-year-old said: "It's no secret that I have a strong passion and desire to represent Queensland and Australia. I love playing for the Reds and the Wallabies.

"It's a great feeling to know that things are sorted and now I can continue to improve as a player and as a member of the Queensland Reds and the Wallabies."


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