Cooper's burglary case adjourned
July 2, 2010
Quade Cooper leaves Southport Magistrates' Court © Getty Images
Quade Cooper briefly appeared at Southport Magistrates' Court on Friday for a committal hearing on burglary charges, with his case adjourned until September 17.
The 22-year-old Wallaby fly-half was involved in a series of disciplinary problems prior to his arrest, culminating with the burglary charges following an incident on the Gold Coast in December.
Cooper was cleared to play in this season's Super 14 by the Queensland and Australian unions despite charges hanging over his head and promptly won the Australian Super 14 Player of the Year award before nailing down a place as the Wallabies' first-choice fly-half.
The adjournment was requested by both both defence and prosecution and was granted, with Cooper's lawyer, Dan McManus, deeming it inappropriate to comment. Cooper has been excused from attending the second hearing in September.
The Scotland coach enters his first Six Nations with at least one familiar face to look to for inspiration - Joe Schmidt. He chats to Tom Hamilton
Italy coach Jacques Brunel spoke to ESPN ahead of his final season as Italy coach and tells of his desire to experiment and evolve
"There's no bull with me, I just tell it straight." Tom Hamilton talks to Warren Gatland in an exclusive interview
With the retirement of Adam Jones, Welsh rugby says goodbye to a great player and one of its biggest personalities too, writes Tom Hamilton