South Africa v Australia, Tri-Nations, Pretoria, August 28
Cooper still undecided on future
August 26, 2010
Australia fly-half Quade Cooper in training, Wallabies training session, Victoria Barracks, Sydney, Australia, August 18, 2010
Mercurial fly-half Quade Cooper is still unsure if he wants to stick with the Wallabies © Getty Images

Wallaby starlet Quade Cooper has confessed that he has yet to decide whether to turn his back on rugby union and complete a cross-code switch to NRL outfit the Parramatta Eels.

The 22-year-old fly-half is currently in South Africa preparing for Saturday's Tri-Nations clash with the Springboks in Pretoria having been recalled to the Australia starting line-up after serving a two-match ban.

However, the game at Loftus has been completely overshadowed by the speculation surrounding Cooper and he was unable to shed any further light on his contractual situation when quizzed about the issue on Thursday.

"I'm still undecided, my future's still uncertain," he said. "It's about these two games (against South Africa) and all I can control is playing well in these games, doing my best for the Wallabies and for my team-mates."

Some have suggested that Cooper is not currently in the right frame of mind to start for the Wallabies in Pretoria but the man himself insists he is ready to inspire his side to victory.

"I feel real good," he said. "Having two weeks off was in some ways a good thing for the body, just getting a bit of extra time to freshen up and then get ready. That was the biggest key ... but (in terms of my) headspace, I'm sweet.

"When you get out on the field nothing else can bother you or get to you because that's your time and space. Some people like to read a book and just really chill out. I love to get out there and play some footy."


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