Michael Hooper rugby player
Michael Hooper rugby player

Michael Hooper

29th Oct 1991 1.82m/101kg Openside Flanker

Waratahs change eight for Highlanders hitout, Hooper and Hanigan return

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Waratahs Head Coach Darren Coleman has added five new faces to his starting team and three to his bench that went down 22-18 against the Hurricanes at Leichhardt Oval. Te Tera Faulkner trades places with...

Jamie Roberts & Will Harrison to start for Tahs against Chiefs

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

An interesting dynamic is contained in this weekend’s clash between the Waratahs and Chiefs at AAMI Park as Welsh stalwart Jamie Roberts is set to start against a team coached by his old mentor,...

40-man 2022 Wallabies camp squad unveiled

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wallabies coach Dave Rennie has confirmed a 40-man squad ahead of next month’s three-day camp on the Gold Coast.   There are eight uncapped players in the group, including Waratahs flyhalf...

Michael Hooper named John Eales Medallist for record fourth time

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wallabies captain Michael Hooper has been named the 2021 John Eales Medallist, creating history to become the first person to win the award four times.The John Eales Medal is the highest individual honour...

Dream XV: The International stars of the new Japanese League

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The new Japanese club competition kicks off this weekend under the new name, the Japan Rugby League One.   We take a look at the international stars that will light up the tournament in the top...

Midi Olympique's Team of the Year: Five Frenchman, Three All Blacks, One Irishman

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Renowned French bi-weekly rugby newspaper Midi Olympique have released their 2021 Team of the Year.   The publication has included one Irishman, one Australian, one Scotsman, two South Africans,...

Antoine Dupont claims Men's 15s World Rugby Player of the Year Award

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Men’s and Women’s 15s Player of the Year have been announced with Antoine Dupont (France) and Zoé Aldcroft (England) scooping the two prestigious categories and putting an end to...

World Rugby unveil the Men’s 15s Dream Team of the Year

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Players from eight nations have been selected in the Dream Team by the World Rugby Awards Panel with all four of the Men’s 15s Player of the Year nominees included.   The players selected...

Six All Blacks, Four England Players & No Ireland Players In Rugby World's 20 Best Players

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Six All Blacks have been included in Rugby World magazine's top 20 list of 100 best players of 2021, with France's Antoine Dupont topping the list.   The biennial countdown by the Magazine...