Michael Cooper (born (1988-09-15) 15 September 1988 (age 26) in Warrington) is an English professional rugby league footballer for St George Illawarra Dragons. Formally of Warrington of Super League. He plays as a Prop, Lock or as a Second-row. He began his career with Warrington when he was a part of the an Under-11s side who went through a whole season undefeated, winning the championship along the way. This was the catalyst that saw him continue through the junior ranks and eventually become an integral part of the first team.
Mike had a loan period at Castleford in 2010. While at Castleford he got some regular first team action, due to Castleford's crippling injury situation. He scored two tries.
St George Illawarra have confirmed the signing of English prop Mike Cooper on a two-year deal starting next NRL season. The Dragons agreed to a release fee with Super League club Warrington Wolves to sign the 24-year-old, who had been under contract to the Wolves through to the end of the 2014 season.
The England international has opened the sports store, 1895 Sports/Run Geek with business partners and friends Sam Wareing and Stuart Hull on Time Square in Warrington and has been enjoying watching the business grow from strength to strength.