7 Sep 2010

Cooper ready to go now against ABs

6:12 am on 7 September 2010

This weekend can't come soon enough for the Wallabies first five Quade Cooper who'll be playing against the All Blacks for the first time in the last Tri-Nations test of the year in Sydney.

New Zealand-born Cooper says he couldn't put a price on how much the match means to him, and he's had to wait an extra two matches before opposing the All Blacks because of suspension.

Cooper says he hopes to make a decision about his future soon, though it is widely considered he will stay with rugby and reject a lucrative offer from the Parramatta rugby league club.

Buoyed by their dramatic 41-39 win over South Africa in Bloemfontein at the weekend, Australia will be bidding on Saturday for their first back-to-back Tri-Nations wins since 2008.