The Melbourne Rebels have announced the signing of experienced Wallabies fly-half Quade Cooper for the 2019 Super Rugby season.
Cooper has signed a one-year contract and will join the Rebels in mid-November for the start of their 2019 pre-season campaign as he looks to add to his 70 Test and 119 Super Rugby caps.
Cooper says he has enjoyed the community connections he’s been able to build in his recent absence from Super Rugby and is eager to contribute to the success of the Rebels in 2019.
“I want to do whatever I can on and off the field to help grow the rugby community in Melbourne,” he told the Melbourne Rebels’ official website.
“I’m keen to work hard and make the entire Rebels organisation and their fans proud.
“I was really impressed seeing the improvement that Melbourne have made this year. Their professionalism since the first discussion we had about me being a Rebel has been first-class.
“I know that rugby in Melbourne has a strong history and cultural connection. If I can help out the grassroots and be involved in inspiring the next generation, then that is just a bonus for me.”