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Quade Cooper to remain at the Queensland Reds despite being disillusioned with the Australia set-up

Last Updated: 21/11/12 8:46am

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Quade Cooper: Will remain with the Queensland Reds

Quade Cooper: Will remain with the Queensland Reds

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The Queensland Reds have dismissed reports that the enigmatic Quade Cooper is set to walk away from the 2011 Super Rugby champions.

Cooper has been linked with a big-money move to Europe or a cross-code switch to the NRL following his Twitter tirade against Australia coach Robbie Deans.

Cooper had criticised the "toxic" environment that had been created within the Wallabies set-up.

And although the Reds accept the fly-half is 'disillusioned' they have insisted that he is going nowhere.

Queensland chief Jim Carmichael told News Ltd: "I go on the record as saying Quade Cooper has no interest in leaving the Reds.

"He loves playing for Queensland and his country and he has reaffirmed his commitment on several occasions. Call me old-fashioned but I take him at his word.

"It is no secret that Quade is disillusioned at the moment. He's a highly competitive rugby union player who wants to help his province and his country to be the best, and I can understand this.

"We are working closely with him to deal with his frustrations."

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