|Date of birth||June 12, 1977|
|Place of birth||Swansea, Wales|
|Height||2.00 m (6 ft 7 in)|
|Weight||118 kg (18 st 8 lb)|
|Rugby union career|
Cooper represented Wales at a number of national levels, including Under-18, Under-19 and Under-21, as well as playing for the Wales 'A' team. He was promoted to the senior national team in 2002. He made his senior debut for Wales on 16 November 2002, playing against Canada at the Millennium Stadium; Wales won 32–21.
The following season, he was again included in Wales' squad for the Tests in August. He came on as a replacement against Ireland at Lansdowne Road, which Ireland won 35–12. He played in the following match against Scotland in Cardiff, which Wales won 23–9.
During the 2008–09 season, he started coaching the Llanelli RFC forwards on a part-time basis, and was also used as an emergency back-row player.
In June 2011, Cooper announced his retirement from rugby due to a knee injury. He is currently the Scarlets' set piece coach.