Quade Cooper will almost certainly walk away from rugby at the end of the year to pursue a career in the NRL.
Cooper's frustrations with the ARU are believed to be untenable, and his desire to play alongside Sonny Bill Williams will lead him to make a code switch.
Williams has been linked to the Sydney Roosters for 2013, and Cooper could be pitched to them as part of a dual package by agent Khoder Nasser, who manages both players.
Cooper has no professional background in league.
Williams said recently that Cooper could be a "huge success" in league.