Wallabies and Red playmaker Quade Cooper says that he is confident that he will return to action after the Super Rugby break and help the Reds defend their title.
Cooper completed his rehabilitation following knee surgery by easing back into Super Rugby before the June break but was rested for the four Wallabies internationals against Scotland and Wales.
The Reds star expects to be fully fit for the Reds clash on June the 29th with the Rebels in Melbourne even though he underwent precautionary tests on resulting hamstring concerns in Brisbane on Friday.
Cooper won't get an official clearance to play until next week.
"That all went well on first look," he told AAP. "I felt strong and looked strong.
"I just have to wait until next week to learn my fate."
The thirty-five test Wallaby has revealed that the risk of a relapse fell from 28 per cent to a mere eight with an extra month on the sidelines which is why he missed the June internationals.
"The statistics there were a no-brainer to have that time off," he said.
The Reds can still make the play offs but they have to win all three of their remaining matches starting with the Rebels next week.
The current Super Rugby champions are five points behind the Brumbies and a bonus point victory coupled with a loss for the Brumbies could see the Reds top the Australian conference.
Their biggest rivals are however the Sharks, Hurricanes and Highlanders who are all within one point on the overall Super Rugby table and fighting for sixth spot.
Cooper denied that the Reds would go all out against the Rebels to try and secure a bonus point victory.
"We have to make sure we win firstly," he said. "These things will look after themselves if we win first.
"We've got a great opportunity again this year."
Cooper quietly re-signed with the Reds for three years two weeks ago and admitted that he didn't consider leaving Queensland due to the future sucess he expects the Reds to enjoy.
Cooper said that the Reds are as hungry as they have ever been and have lost nothing in terms of desire after their success in 2011.
"To be honest it improves your drive when you succeed - you want it more and more."