# michael hooper

Last year
# Depleted
Wallabies star Hooper out of Wales match as flanker joins lengthy injury list
Australia were already without six players following injuries sustained in last weekend’s defeat to Ireland.
# Olive Branch
'Door open' for axed out-half Russell says Scotland coach Townsend
Blair Kinghorn starts at 10 for Scotland against the Wallabies who welcome back star player Michael Hooper.
# courage
Wallabies captain Michael Hooper pulls out of Pumas Test for 'mindset' reasons
Head coach Dave Rennie said Hooper had hidden his internal issues for several weeks.
# super rugby pacific
Reds end Brumbies win streak, Crusaders keep up pressure
The Reds’ convincing 21-7 win in Brisbane drew them level with the Brumbies at the top of the 12-team table.
All time
# top four
No Springboks or All Blacks as World Rugby reveal four-man Player of the Year shortlist
Michael Hooper, Samu Kerevi, Antoine Dupont and Maro Itoje will do battle for the 2021 Men’s 15s award.
# Ready to go
Wallabies 'pumped' as Quade Cooper set for shock return after 4-year absence
Michael Hooper on Saturday warned South Africa to prepare for ‘a real test’.
# Wallabies
Hooper backed to continue as Australia captain despite speculation
Rugby Australia on the back foot as Qantas announce decision to end 30-year sponsorship of the Wallabies.
# join the club
Wallabies captain Hooper to move to Japanese Top League next year
The 28-year-old should still be available to feature for the national team in 2021.
# End of the road
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.
# tonking
'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.
# Hammering
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.
# rugby championship
'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.
# Hoops
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.
# Hooperman
Outstanding Hooper 'stoked' as Wallabies wreak havoc at the breakdown
The Australia captain played a key role in disrupting Irish ball alongside David Pocock.
# Hooperman
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.
# Hot Water
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.
# bouncebackability
'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.
# Super Mario
'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.
# fighting back
Mike Brown has had his say on Michael Hooper's one week suspension
Brown’s recent concussion was a big factor in his reaction.
# rwc 15
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.
# green and bold
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.
# aussie aussie aussie
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.
# Bledisloe II
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.
# 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.
# Bledisloe Cup
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.
# Free Man
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.
# Drama
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.
# push or punch?
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.
# Cited
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.
# Going nowhere
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.
# Skipper
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.
# wizards of oz
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.
# super troopers
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.
# Stepping Stone
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.
# the rugby championship
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.
# Gutted
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.