8 Nov 2014

Cooper dropped from Wallabies

3:05 pm on 8 November 2014

Australian playmaker Quade Cooper has been cut from the squad to face Wales in Michael Cheika's first Test match as Wallabies head coach.

Wallabies player Quade Cooper.

Wallabies player Quade Cooper. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Cooper's wait for a first Test appearance this year goes on with the Queensland Reds star dropping off an extended nine-man bench for Sunday morning's match at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium.

Cooper started in last weekend's 40-36 win over the Barbarians while he was an unused substitute in last month's one-point loss to the All Blacks, denying him a first Test appearance since returning from shoulder injury.

The 26-year-old's latest omission comes as a setback to his hopes of winning back the No.10 starting spot from incumbent Bernard Foley.