Michael Hooper named NSW Waratahs captain

NSW Waratahs Head Coach Daryl Gibson has named Michael Hooper as team captain for the upcoming 2016 Super Rugby season. Hooper will lead the squad together with club captain, Dave Dennis, with the two to be underpinned by a senior leadership team. The 24-year-old has a wealth of experience as captain, first taking the reins for the NSW Waratahs in 2014 when Dennis succumbed to injury, leading the side to their inaugural Super Rugby title. He also became one of the youngest players ever to captain the Wallabies at 22 years of age when he was announced Australia’s 82nd Skipper during the three-Test series against the French in the 2014 June internationals. Hooper said he was honoured to be named the NSW Waratahs team captain. “I’m a NSW boy through and through. Growing up in NSW and getting the opportunity to lead NSW is a huge privilege, especially after taking over from Dave Dennis who has been a big influence on my career,” Hooper said. “Dave and I have a great relati
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