RUGBY – Wallaby star Quade Cooper (pictured) says playing at the Olympics will be the realisation of a long held dream.

Cooper was granted permission by club side Toulon to play in three World Sevens tournaments as he seeks to win a spot in the Australian side that will contest the Olympic Sevens competition.

The former Reds flyhalf says the opportunity to be part of the Olympics both on and off the field is something that he’s long aspired to.