Cooper decides against appeal
Sportal.co.nz 19 Jul 2012 Getty Images
The Queensland club were still mulling over whether or not to try and get Cooper off his high-tackle charge against Waratahs star Berrick Barnes right up until Wednesday evening in a bid to have the Wallabies fly-half available on Saturday.
But they have since chosen not to challenge judicial officer Paul Tully's original finding, after a marathon hearing on Monday, for fear of creating too much of a distraction for the rest of the team.
Cooper confirmed the news via Twitter on Wednesday night, saying: "I won't be appealing the 1 match suspension as I don't want to be a distraction to the teams prep. That's all...don't forget I love u all."
Cooper would have risked a three-week ban if he appealed and lost.
Most popular News:
All Blacks Sevens squad for Wellington and USA named28.Jan.2015
Rennie's decision not difficult in the end28.Jan.2015
O'Keefe reaps reward for career choice28.Jan.2015
Rennie recommits to Chiefs through to 201728.Jan.2015
Former All Black Howarth leaves Worcester27.Jan.2015
Stormers to welcome back Springboks lock Etzebeth27.Jan.2015