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Quade goes quiet

REDS coach Ewen McKenzie admits he has not heard from Quade Cooper but remains confident the controversial fly-half will play for the side next season.

Cooper signed a new three-year deal with Queensland in June but has reportedly decided to walk away from the Wallabies and Reds after he was offered an incentive-based top-up deal by the Australian Rugby Union.

The 24-year-old, who was fined 60,000 Australian dollars by the ARU after labelling the Wallabies a "toxic environment" on Twitter last month, is believed to be considering a stint in boxing.

"I've got nothing. I haven't spoken to him, we haven't spoken to him as a union so I can't really tell you anything," McKenzie said of Cooper's future.