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Michael Hooper

Born: May 2, 1941 (age 80)
Sports Mole has 49 articles about Michael Hooper. Articles 1 to 40:
Tom Curry during an England training session on March 8, 2019
In Focus: England's "kamikaze kids" Tom Curry and Sam Underhill
The England pair are set to come face to face with New Zealand duo Ardie Savea and Sam Cane in the World Cup semi-finals.
Oct 23, 09:19
Australia head coach Michael Cheika pictured on September 20, 2019
Michael Cheika admits he has no choice but to step down
The 52-year-old told the Australian Rugby Union that he would quit if the Wallabies fell short of their World Cup potential.
Oct 20, 10:49
Wales' Josh Adams in action against Fiji on October 9, 2019
Rugby World Cup day 20: Wales battle past Fiji for quarter-final spot
Warren Gatland's side secured their place in the last eight.
Oct 9, 14:46
Australia's Tevita Kuridrani scores their fourth try
Result: Australia respond with seven-try win over Uruguay
Tevita Kuridrani and Dane Haylett-Petty touched down twice.
Oct 5, 11:13
Hadleigh Parkes scores for Wales on September 29, 2019
Day 10 at the Rugby World Cup: Wales hold off Australia
A look back on a thrilling Sunday at the Rugby World Cup in Japan.
Sep 29, 12:37
Hadleigh Parkes scores for Wales on September 29, 2019
Result: Wales defeat Australia to close in on quarter-finals
Warren Gatland's men withstood a second-half fightback from the Wallabies in Tokyo.
Sep 29, 11:12
Australia captain Michael Hooper during training on September 19, 2019
World Rugby hits out at level of refereeing at Japan 2019
Only eight games have been played in the tournament so far.
Sep 24, 17:56
Josh Adams pictured celebrating for Wales in February 2019
Wales wing Josh Adams ready for "battle" against Australia
Wales star Adams bracing himself for huge week as Australia clash looms
Sep 23, 22:12
Australia's Marika Koroibete scores their sixth try against Fiji on September 21, 2019
Result: Australia survive Fiji scare to win World Cup opener
Silatolu Latu's double was enough for the two-time champions to see off the Islanders.
Sep 21, 10:13
Australia captain Michael Hooper during training on September 19, 2019
Australia captain Hooper looking forward to back-row partnership with Pocock
The Wallabies begin their campaign in Sapporo on Saturday.
Sep 20, 12:38
Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones pictured on November 3, 2018
Leading players call for representation on World Rugby's executive committee
Wales and Australia captains lead calls for World Rugby to listen to top players.
Mar 14, 07:00
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Samu served rugby apprenticeship during single season in Cornwall
The rising Australia star was an 18-year-old when he played for St Ives RFC.
Nov 21, 06:01
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Australia captain Stephen Moore to quit international rugby
Australia hooker Stephen Moore confirms that he is to quit international rugby by the end of the year and also steps down as Wallabies captain.
Jul 27, 12:59
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Result: England seal 3-0 series whitewash over Australia in Sydney
England seal a 3-0 series whitewash over Australia with a 44-40 triumph in Sydney.
Jun 25, 13:06
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Result: England get the better of Australia in epic first Test in Brisbane
England defeat Australia in their own backyard by a score of 39-28 in their first Test at Brisbane's Suncorp Stadium.
Jun 11, 13:07
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Michael Cheika: 'David Pocock, Michael Hooper instrumental for Australia'
Australia head coach Michael Cheika tells Sports Mole that the pairing of David Pocock and Michael Hooper will play an "instrumental" part in the future of the team.
Oct 31, 21:09
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Result: New Zealand hold off Australia fightback to win Rugby World Cup
New Zealand win an unprecedented third Rugby World Cup and become the first side to retain the trophy courtesy of a thrilling 34-17 victory over Australia in the final.
Oct 31, 17:49
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Half-Time Report: New Zealand on verge of World Cup glory
New Zealand score a try in the dying stages of the first half to take a 16-3 lead into the break of the Rugby World Cup final against Australia at Twickenham.
Oct 31, 16:49
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Australia flanker Michael Hooper: 'Argentina brought it to us'
Australia flanker Michael Hooper tells Sports Mole that Argentina pushed the Wallabies all the way in Sunday's Rugby World Cup semi-final at Twickenham.
Oct 25, 22:03
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Result: Australia reach semi-finals with thrilling last-gasp win over Scotland
Bernard Foley scores a penalty in the last minute to book Australia's place in the semi-finals courtesy of a thrilling 35-34 victory over Scotland at Twickenham.
Oct 18, 17:47
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Half-Time Report: Scotland build suprise lead over Australia
Scotland are on course to reach the semi-finals of the Rugby World Cup for the first time in 24 years having taken a 16-15 lead into the halfway stage against Australia.
Oct 18, 16:46
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Live Commentary: Australia 35-34 Scotland - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live coverage of Australia's last-gasp 35-34 win over Scotland in the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup.
Oct 18, 15:10
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England's Andy Farrell, Graham Rowntree have restricted access against Uruguay
England coaches Andy Farrell and Graham Rowntree will have restricted matchday access against Uruguay on Saturday after breaching match officials' protocol.
Oct 9, 18:13
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Preview: Australia vs. Wales
Sports Mole previews Saturday evening's Pool A decider between Australia and Wales at Twickenham.
Oct 8, 19:30
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Australia's Israel Folau passed fit for World Cup clash against Wales
Israel Folau is passed fit for Saturday's crucial Rugby World Cup match against Wales at Twickenham.
Oct 8, 13:42
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Stephen Larkham: 'Michael Hooper will be tough to replace against Wales'
Australia assistant coach Stephen Larkham believes that it will be difficult to replace suspended flanker Michael Hooper against Wales at the Rugby World Cup.
Oct 6, 16:31
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Australia flanker Michael Hooper banned for Wales clash
Michael Hooper will miss the Rugby World Cup Pool A showdown with Wales after admitting an offence of foul play.
Oct 6, 14:32
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Australia's Michael Hooper facing suspension
Australia may have to make do without the services of flanker Michael Hooper, who is facing a ban for alleged foul play against England.
Oct 5, 15:54
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Australia make 14 changes for Rugby World Cup showdown against England
Australia make 14 changes to the side that beat Uruguay for this Saturday's Rugby World Cup showdown against England.
Oct 1, 08:19
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Michael Hooper: 'Fiji made life tough for Australia'
Australia's opening World Cup match against Fiji underlines "just how hard this competition is going to be to win", Michael Hooper tells Sports Mole.
Sep 23, 22:08
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Australia coach Michael Cheika: Not "rocket science" to pick Hooper, Pocock
Australia coach Michael Cheika says that there was no requirement for "rocket science" in his decision to select both Michael Hooper and David Pocock to face Fiji.
Sep 22, 16:31
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Preview: Australia vs. Fiji
Sports Mole looks ahead to Australia's opening pool match of the Rugby World Cup against Fiji in Cardiff.
Sep 22, 11:20
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Seven to make Rugby World Cup debuts for Australia against Fiji
Australia hand Rugby World Cup debuts to seven players for their opening match of the tournament against Fiji.
Sep 21, 12:11
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Rugby World Cup - Pool A preview
With the Rugby World Cup on the horizon, Sports Mole takes a look at the five nations that make up Pool A.
Sep 16, 10:30
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Ali Williams blasts England for overlooking Steffon Armitage
Steffon Armitage should have been included in England's Rugby World Cup squad, says ex-New Zealand star Ali Williams.
Aug 25, 03:03
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Australian flanker Michael Hooper gets one-week ban for striking opponent
Australian flanker Michael Hooper receives a one-week ban for striking Nicolas Sanchez, after a ruling from a disciplinary committee.
Jul 30, 13:36
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Australia could lose Michael Hooper as flanker cited for striking opponent
Australia's Michael Hooper faces hearing after being cited for striking Argentina's Nicolas Sanchez.
Jul 27, 05:43
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Result: Australia fight back to stun South Africa in Rugby Championship
Australia stage a fightback to defeat South Africa 24-20 in the Rugby Championship.
Jul 18, 13:12
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Stephen Moore named Australia captain for Rugby World Cup
Hooker Stephen Moore is appointed Australia captain for the upcoming Rugby World Cup.
Jul 6, 11:48
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Michael Hooper: "Chris Robshaw is an absolute pest"
Michael Hooper praises opposite number Chris Robshaw ahead of Saturday's Autumn International between Australia and England at Twickenham.
Nov 28, 06:39

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