14 October 1977 |
New South Wales, Australia
||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
||15 st 12 lb (101 kg)
||Loose-Forward / Stand-off
||St George Illawarra
Jason Hooper is an Australian former rugby league footballer who played for the Illawarra Steelers, the St George Illawarra Dragons and St Helens.
A former Junior Kangaroo, Hooper completed six seasons in the NRL between 1997-2002 before embarking on a long and successful career in English Super League for another five seasons.
Having won Super League VI, St Helens contested the 2003 World Club Challenge against 2002 NRL Premiers, the Sydney Roosters. Hooper played at hooker in Saints' 38-0 loss. Hooper played for St Helens at loose forward in their 2006 Challenge Cup Final victory against the Huddersfield Giants. St Helens reached the 2006 Super League Grand final to be contested against Hull FC and Hooper played at loose forward in St Helen's 26-4 victory. Hooper announced his retirement at the age of 29 because of a long-term shoulder injury.