Michael Hooper named new Wallabies captain

Michael Hooper has been appointed as the new Wallabies captain.

The new title comes after Stephen Moore stood down from the position last week, announcing that he would be retiring from international rugby at the end of the year.

Hooper, who has been vice-captain of the side since 2014, said it was a huge honour.


“It’s a huge honour to just wear the Wallabies jersey, let alone captain the side,” Hooper said in a statement on the Wallabies website.

“I’m extremely grateful to Cheik but also to Steve for all that he’s done for me and the team.”