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. 

To have the buzz and energy of the supporters is something everyone is massively looking forward to - Hooper

14 July 2021

The Gallagher Premiership fixtures are out and there is one thing in particular Bath Rugby Director of Rugby Stuart Hooper is looking forward to. Read more 

Remember Your Purpose | Hoops cannot wait for your return

1 July 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 

Match Reaction | Hoops reflects on the season finale

14 June 2021

Director of Rugby Stuart Hooper praised the Bath Rugby supporters after they were back at the Rec to witness a final day thriller against Northampton Saints. Read more