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# michael-hooper - Saturday 19 October, 2019

Distraught Cheika says Wallabies 'gave it everything'

After Australia lost their Rugby World Cup quarter-final to England, the former Leinster boss struggled to contain his disappointment.

# michael-hooper - Saturday 10 August, 2019

'Next week it's do or die' - Read laments missed tackles as All Blacks concede record points haul

Australia beat New Zealand 47-26 in the Rugby Championship and All Blacks captain Kieran Read pulled no punches in his assessment.

# michael-hooper - Saturday 25 August, 2018

Hooper retains full belief in Cheika's Wallabies despite All Blacks drubbing

All Blacks captain Kieran Read insisted this morning’s 40-12 win did not come easily.

# michael-hooper - Saturday 18 August, 2018

'It's really disappointing, isn't it?': Cheika and Hooper frustrated by Australia's slump

The All Blacks pulled clear to record a 38-13 win in Sydney this morning.

# michael-hooper - Friday 10 August, 2018

Wallabies skipper Hooper signs 'historic' five-year deal ahead of World Cup

The flanker is set to earn a reported €3.8 million after renewing terms with Rugby Australia.

# michael-hooper - Saturday 9 June, 2018

Outstanding Hooper 'stoked' as Wallabies wreak havoc at the breakdown

The Australia captain played a key role in disrupting Irish ball alongside David Pocock.

# michael-hooper - Friday 27 April, 2018

Wallabies move to secure future of skipper Hooper with record five-year deal

Rugby Australia want to tie the back row down for the 2023 World Cup.

# michael-hooper - Monday 20 November, 2017

Australia coach Cheika probed for swearing

On two occasions he walked down the steps from the coaches’ box to the touchline to remonstrate with officials.

# michael-hooper - Saturday 19 August, 2017

'It's not going to stop us' - Cheika defiant despite home hammering against All Blacks

The Wallabies capitulated in today’s first half against New Zealand.

# michael-hooper - Saturday 24 October, 2015

'He was crawling through the middle and I was thinking, 'what is this guy doing?'

Former Pumas hooker Mario Ledesma has transformed the Australian scrum.

# michael-hooper - Tuesday 6 October, 2015

Mike Brown has had his say on Michael Hooper's one week suspension

Brown’s recent concussion was a big factor in his reaction.

Michael Hooper gets off lightly for Mike Brown charge because of 'good behaviour'

Michael Cheika could now be without three key players for the Pool A showdown against Wales.

# michael-hooper - Monday 5 October, 2015

Australia's Michael Hooper has been cited for this charge at Mike Brown

The English fullback was part of a ruck as Hooper arrived in at speed.

# michael-hooper - Thursday 1 October, 2015

Wallabies make 14 changes for England showdown

Michael Cheika has returned to the Wallabies who opened their Rugby World Cup as his side prepare to face England.

# michael-hooper - Friday 14 August, 2015

Analysis: McCaw's All Blacks with breakdown score to settle against Wallabies

Michael Cheika’s Australia won the battle on the ground in Sydney last weekend.

# michael-hooper - Friday 7 August, 2015

Analysis: Three of the world's best opensides set for titanic contest 7

Analysis: Three of the world's best opensides set for titanic contest

Richie McCaw, David Pocock and Michael Hooper all start as New Zealand face Australia.

# michael-hooper - Thursday 6 August, 2015

Cheika names Hooper and Pocock in Wallabies XV for All Blacks showdown

Australia and New Zealand meet in Sydney in a clash that will decide the 2015 Rugby Championship winners.

# michael-hooper - Sunday 2 August, 2015

Hooper free to face All Blacks after SANZAR appeal dismissed

Michael Hooper has been given the green light to play for Australia in the Rugby Championship decider against New Zealand.

# michael-hooper - Friday 31 July, 2015

There's been drama in relation to Michael Hooper's ban for striking

The Wallabies openside was set to miss only an Australian club game.

# michael-hooper - Thursday 30 July, 2015

Australia flanker Michael Hooper let off with 1-week ban, free to face All Blacks

The disciplinary panel found the flanker’s apparent punch to be open-handed and on the low end of the scale for the offence of striking.

# michael-hooper - Sunday 26 July, 2015

Michael Hooper could be in big trouble for throwing this punch in the win over Argentina

The incident wasn’t seen by the officials at the time.

# michael-hooper - Thursday 11 June, 2015

Michael Hooper going nowhere as he signs on for another three years in Australia

23-year-old Hooper has 42 test caps for his country.

# michael-hooper - Friday 21 November, 2014

Hooper enjoying life under Cheika ahead of meeting with in-form Ireland

‘They are number three in the world now, a spot that we’ve held for most of the year,’ says the Wallabies openside.

# michael-hooper - Friday 12 September, 2014

Pumas feel they have what it takes to spring a surprise against the Aussies

After 3 seasons of competing in the southern hemisphere championship, Argentina are still to win a game.

# michael-hooper - Sunday 1 June, 2014

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Sharks stunned by last-gasp drop goal and Honey Badger goes to the well

The Western Force winger produced a stirring chase back to prevent a certain Crusaders try.

# michael-hooper - Monday 18 November, 2013

Wallabies gunning for three wins on the trot, declares two-try Hooper

The openside played a huge role in humbling Ireland at Lansdowne Road on Saturday.

# michael-hooper - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

Bad to worse for Wallabies as they lose wingers before Bledisloe closer

Joe Tomane and Chris Feauai-Sautia will miss Saturday’s visit to New Zealand.

# michael-hooper - Saturday 22 June, 2013

Lions rematch can't come fast enough for Wallaby scoring star Israel Folau

The Australian winger claimed the man-of-the-match award and two tries yet still lost on debut.