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:
Carter to leave New Zealand Rugby at end of 201518.Dec.2014
New Zealand Rugby mourns the loss of Jack Hazlett17.Dec.2014
New Zealand pre-season Investec Super Rugby matches confirmed17.Dec.2014
2015 Investec Super Rugby memberships for NZ teams17.Dec.2014
Senior All Blacks may return early17.Dec.2014
Draw and pools confirmed for second leg of Women's Sevens series16.Dec.2014