Michael Hooper
Position Flanker
Date of birth 29 October 1991
Height 182cm
Weight 101kg
Debut 2012 vs Scotland, Newcastle
Caps 51 Tests

Biography

Michael Hooper has become one of the Wallabies key leaders in recent seasons, as both captain and vice-captain of the Wallabies. Age has proved no barrier for the 24-year-old, who was Australia’s youngest Test captain in 2014 and has since asserted himself as one of the most coveted flankers in the game and a leader both on and off the field. In combination with David Pocock, Hooper became one of the most destructive players for Australia in the Rugby World Cup. A two-time Super Rugby Player of the Year Hooper reached 50 Wallabies caps in the shortest time of any player and became the second-youngest to hit the milestone. On top of an electric 2015 Super Rugby season, the 2013 John Eales Medallist re-signed with Australian Rugby until the end of the 2018 season and was named Wallabies vice-captain for the Rugby World Cup Campaign.

Representative Honours

Australian Schoolboys (2008), Australian U20s (2010, 2011)

International 2017 season

Points 0
Carries 38
Metres 165
Successful Tackles 51
Missed Tackles 12