Cooper gets a letter from ARU over tweets
Controversial pivot Quade Cooper. Photo: Getty Images
Who says nobody writes letters these days? The ARU is nothing if not traditional and has duly penned one to its misbehaving social media bandit Quade Cooper after his criticism of Robbie Deans and the 'toxic' Wallaby camp.
Cooper is due to speak tonight when he appears on Fox Sports' The Rugby Club and by that stage, will have found some mail in the letterbox from rugby powerbrokers addressing his various outbursts over the state of the game.
After a week of stubborn silence on the matter, the ARU put out a three-sentence statement this afternoon which simply read:
"Australian Rugby Union has written to Quade Cooper in relation to social media comments.
"However, ARU has no intention of conducting those discussions with Quade in the public arena.
"To that end, we will be making no further comment at this stage."
Cooper has also kept his head down this week amid suggestions he could walk away from the game and try his luck in rugby league. The Queensland Reds have been infuriated by those suggestions and insist he is going to be at Ballymore next season and beyond.
More will be revealed when he speaks tonight but the Reds have already suggested his issues with rugby aren't terminal, while Deans has said he would be welcomed back to the Wallabies fold after a minor knee operation.