Quade Cooper lambasts Aussie environment

Quade Cooper claims that the Australian regime is "destroying" him.

Aussie outside half Quade Cooper has hinted that he may not play for the national side again under the current regime, claiming it is "destroying" him as a man.

Cooper took to Twitter to complain about the tactics currently employed by coach Robbie Deans.

"I'm just striving to be the best that I can be and that's why I said I didn't want to be involved in that kind of environment," he told Fox Sports' The Rugby Club.

"For me to continue to improve as a player and as a person you want to be in the best possible environment. And I feel that that environment is destroying me as a person and as a player, so that I can't do the best that I can do to represent my country and my family and my friends, to the best of my ability."

Cooper is currently sidelined with a knee injury, but said that even if he were fit and selected, he would turn it down.

"No [I would not play], like I said, it's the environment there at the moment," he said. "[The environment] is one that I don't feel comfortable in and if I don't feel comfortable and if I don't feel that I can give 100% for my country and that yellow jersey, that's a very big problem."

The fly-half has said that it is not a personal attack on Robbie Deans, and nor is it a matter of money.

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