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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. 

Reaction: Post-match Press Conference with Hooper and Ewels

13 December 2021

Director of Rugby Stuart Hooper and captain Charlie Ewels attended the post-match press conference at the Aviva Stadium following Bath Rugby's loss to Leinster Rugby. Read more 

Meeting The Media: Leinster (a) (audio)

7 December 2021

Director of Rugby Stuart Hooper and captain Charlie Ewels spoke to Somerset Live's John Every ahead of the Heineken Champions Cup match against Leinster. Read more 

Meeting The Media: Bristol Bears (a) (audio)

28 September 2021

Director of Rugby Stuart Hooper spoke to the media on Tuesday ahead of Bath Rugby's Round 3 Gallagher Premiership match v Bristol Bears, Read more