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 | Northampton Saints | Gallagher Premiership | R11

25 February 2021

Director of Rugby Stuart Hooper spoke to the media this afternoon as he looked ahead to Sunday's round 11 fixture away to Northampton Saints. After a second win in as many matches last Friday to Gloucester Rugby the Blue, Black and White next travel to Franklin's Gardens. Read more 

Press Notes | Gloucester Rugby | Gallagher Premiership | R10

16 February 2021

Director of Rugby Stuart Hooper spoke to the media as he looked ahead to Friday’s West Country derby. Read more 

Press Notes | Sale Sharks | Gallagher Premiership | R9

10 February 2021

Director of Rugby Stuart Hooper addressed the media ahead of Friday’s clash against Sale Sharks. Read more 

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