Quade Cooper hasn't heard from Robbie Deans

Last updated 18:44 24/05/2013
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UNWANTED: Quade Cooper can't earn Wallabies selection.

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Quade Cooper says he's had no contact "at all" with Wallabies coach Robbie Deans since he was left out of an initial Wallabies squad for the British and Irish Lions series.

Cooper told South Africa's Sport24 website that he will respond to his dropping by focusing on his role with Super Rugby team Queensland Reds and will "continue to enjoy my rugby."

Cooper's relationship with Deans disintegrated last season when the talented playmaker publicly criticized the atmosphere in the squad under the New Zealand-born coach, calling it "toxic."

In an interview in Cape Town he also praised Queensland coach Ewen McKenzie, Deans' likely successor for the Wallabies job, saying "it's a pleasure to play in the current Reds setup under Ewen McKenzie as coach."

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