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Quade Cooper - 800k a year and not playing

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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,490 ✭✭✭✭ CIARAN_BOYLE


    Gator wrote: »
    Im struggling to find any info on what exactly is going on with him, he is one of the best players Ive ever seen and after being dropped from the national team thorn has said he doensnt have to turn up to club training as hes not needed. Anyone any idea whats going on?

    https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/rugby/quade-cooper-to-earn-800000-playing-club-rugby-after-being-dropped-by-queensland-reds/news-story/899f5f4bac6a1902b44565c1eda2b236

    His play style is rather erratic and Thorn has decided that he doesn't want him.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,648 ✭✭✭ aloooof


    Hasn't he been linked to Dragons of late?


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,710 ✭✭✭✭ Interested Observer


    aloooof wrote: »
    Hasn't he been linked to Dragons of late?

    In the press, fairly meaningless though.


  • Moderators, Arts Moderators Posts: 33,061 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pickarooney


    Poor Man's Michalak


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,046 ✭✭✭ arsebiscuits1


    Ulster would be a good move for him.

    Yes he is a wild spark, yes he is a bit erratic, but he is also prone to some unbelievable play.

    You don't get 70 caps by accident.

    Charley is on north of 500 I would say. Might be enough to tempt him. After all 800k AUD only works out at like 60p or something along those lines ;)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 385 ✭✭ Sephiral


    I actually think a backline with Charles, Jacob, Big Stu and Quade would be shocking good for a few months.

    It will never happen though sadly.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,191 ✭✭✭ swiwi_


    Quade Cooper would be a terrible signing for Ulster.

    He was a very good player in 2011.

    Next year is 2018.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,002 ✭✭✭ blackdog1


    I see the Crusaders have signed Mike Delaney for a year. He might have been a good option. He was very decent in his day don't know how his form was lately but a guy who could have been looked at.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,334 ✭✭✭✭ Losty Dublin


    Ulster would be a good move for him....
    Charley is on north of 500 I would say. Might be enough to tempt him. After all 800k AUD only works out at like 60p or something along those lines ;)

    For that sort of cash, how many coaches or regular players or academy prospects would Ulster bring in? 8, 9, 10? I'd vote with the wallet here.


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,564 ✭✭✭✭ Buer


    For that sort of cash, how many coaches or regular players or academy prospects would Ulster bring in? 8, 9, 10? I'd vote with the wallet here.

    The wallet, the brain, anything. It would be utter madness for Ulster to try and cough up big money on Quade Cooper and eating up valuable resources. There are solid options available in Japan who will become available in January for a fraction of the price for a few months.

    Even if they did bring in Cooper, with his record there's no guarantee that he wouldn't be unsettled and be a complete non-entity during his time here (aside from the fact that he isn't near the player he was). His Toulon stint was a complete disaster and he spent as much time trying to get out of the place than he did on the pitch.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 37,978 irishbucsfan


    Cooper would love playing rugby for Ulster in Ireland in January. I can't see how this could possibly go wrong.


  • Registered Users Posts: 958 ArmchairQB


    Wouldn’t fit in to well in Ulster at all, not the typical type of character that they would normally go for. Although he would certainly liven the place up😀


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,754 ✭✭✭✭ emmet02


    ArmchairQB wrote: »
    Wouldn’t fit in to well in Ulster at all, not the typical type of character that they would normally go for. Although he would certainly liven the place up😀

    A poor man's iHumph


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,364 ✭✭✭✭ Del.Monte


    He would certainly liven up things! Can we ever forget this piece of wonderful madness?



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