Its not just Queensland Reds fans excited by the return to Ballymore of mercurial five eighth  Quade Cooper.

Boom Red outside back Samu Kerevi (pictured) had a breakout year for both the Reds and Wallabies in 2016 before succumbing to an ankle injury that say him ruled out of the European Tour.

The 23 year old says with a man of Coopers talent guiding the Reds around the paddock, he’s expecting a much improved showing from the Queensland team in 2017.