Wallabies coach Robbie Deans has revealed that he has no intention of rushing Quade Cooper back for this weekend's match against Wales on Saturday.
Cooper was called up for the Wallabies squad for the June Internationals last week but was sent back on Sunday as Deans felt he needed more time.
The Wallabies star playmaker has only played 200 minutes since last year's Rugby World Cup after he had knee surgery.
Deans's Wallabies lost 6-9 to Scotland on Tuesday and it was the first time in 30 years that Scotland had beaten Australia on Australian soil.
The Wallabies coach says he won't panic though and won't rethink his position on Cooper.
"There is no chance of bringing Quade Cooper back into the squad," Deans told PA Sport.
"It's not worth the risk and it would be negligent, it could compromise him and possibly the team."
In Cooper's place Deans started Berrick Barnes at number 10 but he was unable to get the Australian backline into space where they could have scored a try despite spending 35 minutes in Scotland territory in the second half.
"We knew what this week was going to be like and we gave a lot of thought to our combinations," said Deans.
"Even so, we came up short in the first instance,"he admitted.
"Our plans for the weekend started the moment the final whistle blew on Tuesday night and we know there are significant areas of our game that will have to improve.
"If any of the Australian players had forgotten what Test rugby is like it is looming large in their minds now. "
"The players are back in the groove of Test rugby and face a massive game on Saturday."