Stuart Hooper

Director of Rugby

Hooper joined Bath Rugby from Leeds at the start of the 08/09 season. On 5 July 2011 Hooper was named the new Bath Rugby Club Captain for the 2011/12 season.

On 14 April 2016 Hooper retired with immediate effect from all rugby under medical advice as the result of a back injury. 

On 30 August 2016 it was announced that Hooper would take on the role of Performance and Player Development Director at Bath. 

On the 7th May 2019 it was announced that Hooper would take on the role of Director of Rugby for Bath Rugby at the start of the 2019/20 season, following the departure of Todd Blackadder.

During the 2019/20 campaign, Hooper led Bath Rugby to the play-offs for the first time since the 2014/15 season, when the Blue, Black and White last reached the Premiership final. 

Press Notes | Bristol Bears | Gallagher Premiership | R18

4 May 2021

Bath Rugby return to Gallagher Premiership action with a West Country derby against Bristol Bears on Saturday. Read more 

Press Notes | Montpellier | Challenge Cup | Semi-final

28 April 2021

It is an exciting week for Bath Rugby as they prepare for Saturday's Challenge Cup semi-final against Montpellier. Read more 

Remember Your Purpose | Hoops cannot wait for your return

28 April 2021

It won’t be long before we welcome you back to the Rec and your Director of Rugby, Stuart Hooper, is extremely excited. Read more