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Australia’s Cooper to Make Rugby Return After Seven-Month Layoff

May 16 (Bloomberg) -- Australia fly-half Quade Cooper will make his return after a near seven-month knee injury layoff in the Queensland Reds’ May 19 Super Rugby game against the Lions.

Cooper, who ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament Oct. 21 when playing for the Wallabies against Wales in the Rugby World Cup third-place playoff, was today named to start in the playmaking role at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium.

Cooper’s inclusion comes after he responded positively to a series of tests at a team training session yesterday, the Reds said on their website. He played in all 18 games last season to help the Reds win their first southern hemisphere provincial championship in rugby’s professional era.

“It has been a long layoff for him and the next few weeks before our bye will be invaluable as he again finds his feet,” Reds coach Ewen McKenzie said in a statement. “Everyone is excited to see him back out there, but it’s important we manage him the right way during this period.”

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