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. 

Hooper thanks Bath Rugby leavers and looks to the future

30 June 2020

Director of Rugby Stuart Hooper addressed the changes made to the 2019/20 squad whilst also thanking those who leave the Blue, Black and Whites for their time at the Club. Read more 

Five players to feature in Twickenham battle

5 March 2020

Bath Rugby will have five players on the pitch at Twickenham this weekend as England take on Wales in a vital Guinness Six Nations match (kick-off 4:45pm live on ITV1).Bath Rugby will have five players on the pitch at Twickenham this weekend as England take on Wales in a vital Guinness Six Nations match (kick-off 4:45, live on ITV1). Read more 

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