Quade Cooper's Olympic ambition

Published 1706 GMT (0106 HKT) February 4, 2016
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Quade Cooper is hoping to win a place in Australia's sevens team for the 2016 Rio Olympics. Brendon Thorne/Getty Images AsiaPac/Getty Images/file
Cooper has been given time off by his French club Toulon to take part in the Sevens World Series. Harry Trump/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images/file
He joined Toulon in November after the 2015 Rugby World Cup, where he played his 58th and potentially final 15-a-side international for the Wallabies in the group game against Uruguay. Gallo Images/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images/file
Cooper didn't help his World Cup chances when he was yellow-carded in a crushing defeat against the All Blacks in a Bledisloe Cup match in Auckland in August 2015. Cameron Spencer/Getty Images AsiaPac/Getty Images/file
Here Cooper shows the kind of handling skills that prompted Toulon to make him one of the club's big-money signings. Phil Walter/Getty Images AsiaPac/Getty Images/file
He was not part of the Wallabies team that lost the 2015 World Cup final against New Zealand, and suffered disappointment four years earlier in the semis against the same opposition. Cooper feuded with Richie McCaw after kneeing the All Blacks skipper in the head during a pre-World Cup game. WILLIAM WEST/AFP/AFP/Getty Images/file
Cooper is close friends with New Zealand rugby star Sonny Bill Williams. Here they compete for the ball during the 2011 Super Rugby final between the Reds and the Crusaders. Hannah Peters/Getty Images AsiaPac/Getty Images/file
Cooper and Williams have both competed as boxers. Here the Australian congratulates the Kiwi after his win against Francois Botha in February 2013. Chris Hyde/Getty Images AsiaPac/Getty Images/file
Cooper fought on the undercard, beating Barry Dunnett in their cruiserweight fight in Brisbane. Chris Hyde/Getty Images AsiaPac/Getty Images/file