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. 

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 

We have got to solve the problem as we go - Hooper

27 September 2021

Director of Rugby Stuart Hooper was disappointed his side’s performance against Newcastle Falcons. Read more 

Bath appoint Marc Beggs as Head of Medical and Rehabilitation Services

16 September 2021

Bath Rugby has promoted Marc Beggs to the role of Head of Medical and Rehabilitation Services following the departure of Byron Field in June. Read more