Michael Hooper to farewell Waratahs in final home game appearance

Sat, May 27, 2023, 10:00 PM
Waratahs Media
by Waratahs Media

NSW Waratahs legend and openside flanker Michael Hooper will be playing his final home game for the NSW Waratahs next Saturday night when the Waratahs take on Moana Pasifika at Allianz Stadium.

After an illustrious career spanning over a decade in the sky blue, Hooper's last appearance in front of his home crowd promises to be a memorable occasion.

Hooper, widely regarded as one of the best players of his generation, has bled blue since making his Waratahs debut in 2013.

Over the years, he has not only earned the respect of his teammates, winning the Matt Burke Cup a record 7 times, but coaches, opponents and of course, the Waratahs faithful, with his unrelenting commitment on the field for the men in blue.

Throughout his career, Hooper has consistently led by example both on and off the field. His exceptional leadership qualities were recognised when he was appointed captain of the NSW Waratahs at the age of 22.

In 2014, he would lead the Waratahs to their first ever Super Rugby Championship over the Crusaders in Sydney. Hooper went on to captain the Wallabies a record 68 times.

Becoming the youngest player in Super Rugby history to reach 100 Super Rugby caps, Hooper currently stands as the fourth-most-capped player in the history of the NSW Waratahs.

On Saturday night, he will run out for his 140th Waratahs appearance.

As Michael Hooper takes to the field for his final Waratahs home game, the NSW Waratahs are calling all our members, fans, and the rugby community at large to join in the celebration of his remarkable career.

The match will be an opportunity to pay tribute to Hooper's immense contribution to the Waratahs for well over a decade. Get your tickets today at Ticketek.com.au