Cooper named in Sevens squad

Date published: February 26 2016

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Quade Cooper has been named in Australia's rugby Sevens squad for the next leg of the world series in Las Vegas next month.

Cooper was confirmed in the 12-man squad on Friday after the Australian Rugby Union negotiated a release from his French club Toulon for the tournament to be played on March 4-6.

The 58-Test Wallabies fly-half will make his international Sevens debut as he eyes a berth in Australia's team for the Rio Olympics later this year.

"We're delighted to welcome Quade into the fold for Las Vegas," said Australia Sevens coach Andy Friend.

"Having had a few training sessions with the squad earlier this month and the sessions we'll have in the week leading up to the tournament in Las Vegas, we'll be in a much better position to utilise his skill-set."

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