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Cooper signs new ARU deal

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Saturday, December 08, 2012

BRISBANE - Quade Cooper has confirmed he has ended a six-month standoff with the Australian Rugby Union (ARU) and signed a two-year deal reportedly worth $800,000 a season.

The Wallabies five-eighth committed to a new three-year deal with the Queensland Reds back in June but that was dependent on him signing with the ARU.

Talks with the ARU were on the brink of collapse late last month when it offered him a new incentive-based deal.

Cooper's criticism of the Wallabies' "toxic" culture is believed to have initially resulted in a downgraded offer but after going back to the negotiating table he and the ARU have reached agreement.

His new deal is not expected to prevent him taking part in a charity boxing bout on February 8 — eight days before Queensland kick off their Super Rugby campaign against the Brumbies in Canberra.





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