Australian Rugby
Cooper league decision to follow Tri-Nations
September 5, 2010
Australia's Quade Cooper eyes an opening, Wallabies training session, Xavier College, Melbourne, Australia, July 27, 2010
Quade Cooper will make a decision on his future after the Tri-Nations © Getty Images

Australia fly-half Quade Cooper will make a decision on his future after the conclusion of the Tri-Nations.

The Reds playmaker pulled the strings as the Wallabies secured a historic 41-39 victory over South Africa in Bloemfontein on Saturday, just weeks after being linked with a record cross-code move to the Parramatta Eels NRL franchise.

Cooper, 22, admitted that victory over the Springboks could impact on his decision but also that his focus was squarely on next weekend's clash with the All Blacks in Sydney, his first.

"It could but I'm just enjoying playing footy," he told AAP. "Just getting two games in a row and one more left, once we knock that over I'm sure I'll be able to come up with a decision and hopefully it's a good one.

"Coming up against the All Blacks for my first time is going to be great but as a group we're really looking forward to it. It gives you confidence when the team is going so well and the team comes out on top in such a tight performance like this."

While Cooper is happy to wait and see, Eels chief executive Paul Osborne believes that his target will remain in the 15-man-code given his lack of contact in recent weeks.

"I think he'll stay in rugby, I haven't heard from him for a few weeks," Osborne said. "I always thought he'd stay in rugby."


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