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Cooper gets Australian Sevens call-up

2016-01-22 08:10
Quade Cooper (Getty)

Sydney - Australian flyhalf star Quade Cooper set his sights on the Olympic Games on Thursday after being released by his French club side Toulon to play in the Sevens World Series.

The 27-year-old will join the Australian sevens squad for the Sydney, Paris and London legs of the 2015-16 world series hoping to force his way into the Olympics squad for Rio in August.

"I'm passionate about Australian rugby and to be given this opportunity to represent my country in a different form of the game is one which excites me," said Cooper who has won 58 Test caps and was part of the Wallabies squad that finished runners-up at the 2015 World Cup.

"I'm looking forward to working with the players that are already part of the squad and hopefully I can add something to the group.

"As a rugby player growing up you never think you'll have the chance to play at an Olympics so I'll be doing everything I can to make the squad.

"The Olympics is a real opportunity to grow the game of rugby in Australia and it would be a privilege to play my part in that."

The Sydney leg of the Sevens World Series takes place on February 6-7 with the Paris event set for May 14-15 and London the following weekend.

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