Cooper turns down Toulon second season: reports

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by Beth Newman

Quade Cooper has reportedly turned down a second season in Toulon.

French newspapre L'Equipe has reported the former Reds flyhalf was offered a second season by Toulon owner Mourda Boudjellal but has turned it down in favour of moving back to Australia.

Cooper has played one season with Toulon but there has been speculation that he was keen to return home to Australia.

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika said last Friday that he was trying to get Cooper back to Super Rugby, while Reds general manager Daniel Hebert sang his praises that same day.

The Reds wouldn't be the only option for Cooper, though, with the Rebels reportedly interested in recruiting the mercurial playmaker.

New assistant coach Morgan Turinui said on Wednesday that Cooper would be a welcome addition to the Rebels if he was interested in coming home.

Cooper has played 58 Tests for the Wallabies and 105 caps for the Queensland Reds over his career.