Cooper commits to Reds
Australia star Quade Cooper has signed a three-year deal to stay with the Queensland Reds.
The 24-year-old turned down interest from interstate as well as overseas and rugby league to stay with the reigning Super Rugby champions.
The signing means Cooper will remain at the club until at least the 2015 World Cup.
The New Zealand-born five-eighth had signed one-season deals in 2010 and 2011, but said he was excited by the future with the Reds.
"I'm really enjoying my time here, I'm in a good place at the moment, and I'm enjoying where the Reds are going as an organisation and as a team," Cooper told Fox Sports.
"We've got a bright future ahead and hopefully a few more titles in the next few years."
Cooper said he was tempted by offers to switch to rugby league, but felt he should remain with Queensland.
"Rugby league was something that was in the frame and I was quite interested in it," Cooper said.
"But I felt that staying with the Reds was the right thing to do."
Cooper made his return to Super Rugby last month, but will miss the three-Test series against Wales because of the risk of re-injuring his knee.