Stuart J Hooper
Position: Second Row
Born: 18th November 1981 in Exeter
Height: 1.94m (6ft 4in)
Weight: 113kg (17st 11lb)
Education: Queen Elizabeth Community College, Ivybridge Community College, Devon.
Honours: England Saxons
Debut game: 2008
Final game: 14th March 2016 v Newcastle Falcons
Number of Appearances: 177
A County basketball player as a teenager.
West Country born Stuart Hooper joined Bath Rugby from Leeds Carnegie in 2008.
The 6′ 5″ lock has become an integral member of the squad, on and off the field since he arrived. Known for his clever and effective line out work, and outstanding work ethic, Stuart is also a very strong communicator and leader and was selected as the Club captain in 2011 and maintained the captaincy until his early retirement in 2016
He has won the respect of the whole squad through his hard work, professionalism and determination, and is a huge asset to the Club.
Stuart eventually had to retire from the game due to recurring problems with his back. He presently serves as the Performance and Player Development Director at Bath Rugby.