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