Jason Hooper

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Jason Hooper
Personal information
Full name Jason Hooper
Born (1977-10-14) 14 October 1977 (age 39)
New South Wales, Australia
Playing information
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 15 st 12 lb (101 kg)
Position Loose forward, Stand-off
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1997–98 Illawarra Steelers 11 0 0 0 0
1999–02 St George Illawarra Dragons 79 26 0 0 104
2003–07 St. Helens 110 44 30 0 236
Total 200 70 30 0 340

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 F.C. and Hooper played at loose forward in St Helens' 26-4 victory. Hooper announced his retirement at the age of 29 because of a long-term shoulder injury.