Jason Hooper

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
14-10-1977
N/A
02-08-2002
St. George-Illawara Dragons- Aus
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
08-02-2003 v Union Treiziste Catalane
Harlequins RL
2007- when he Retired
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
2003-2007
110 (7)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
44
30
0
236

Biography of Jason Hooper



HERITAGE NO : 1125
Jason Hooper by Dave Dooley:

Jason Hooper was Saints` first `new signing` for the 2003 season, back in July. Equally at home in the threequarters, at Stand Off or in the Loose Forward position, his versatility together with his smart footballing skills ensured that he became a vital member of the St. Helens squad. At 25 years of age, he was at the peak of his career and is relished his move to South West Lancs.

In the NRL `Hoops` played for Illawara Steelers in 1998 and then joined St. George Illawara Dragons in 1999. In 2002 he scored 5 tries in 24 appearances for the Dragons taking his NRL totals to 21 tries in 87 appearances.

Also a Carpenter, Jason started his RL career at the Albion Park Oak Flats club. He represented Country Under 17s. The most memorable aspect of his debut for the Steelers, in 1998 was the fact that he suffered a broken cheekbone!

Ian Millward, Saints Head Coach, said after he signed for the Saints, "Jason is a fantastic player with youth on his side. We have obtained a player that is young is will be able to develop and integrate perfectly with the Saints style of play".

Jason made his debut for the Saints against UTC (France) on February 8th., 2003. Jason came on from the bench to notch two tries in a very impressive debut. His linking up and astute passes and clever offloads have already endeared him to many Saints` fans. He was also a keen tackler. In his inaugural Super League match at home to the Bradford Bulls, Jason scored a scorching try after outpacing the Bulls defence in a neat diagonal run to the corner. In the first ten matches of the 2003 season he demonstrated his versatility by playing hooker and switching between the loose forward and stand off role. Jason completed an impressive first season though Saints failed to win any trophies.

The 2004 campaign saw Jason achieve great heights. For many a supporter he was the best and most influential player throughout the season. His craft was at the heart of the stupendous Challenge Cup run at the outset of the season. The Challenge Cup road to Cardiff saw Saints collecting the biggest scalps in the game. A stunning away victory against Bradford was followed up with home victories against Leeds and Hull both of whom showed tremendous resistance. A high flying and confident Huddersfield team were dumped by forty points in the glorious Warrington sunshine on semi-final day. Jason stood tall throughout this period exhibiting great support in attack and remained the cornerstone of the Saints` defence. The Final was only minutes old when Jason typically challenged Kris Radlinski as he was about to unleash a kick on the sixth tackle. The Wigan full back muffed the manoevre with the resultant loose ball being moved out to a rampant Lee Gilmour who crossed for a Saints lead that they were never to relinquish. The reward was a first Challenge Cup winners medal as Saints prevailed over the old enemy by 32 points to 16 in the Costa del Cardiff. After 18 rounds of the league campaign Saints were in second position with Hoops playing out of his skin. In the home league match against Bradford, Jason was impeccable as he scored a scorching hat trick against the Bulls. Indeed Jason ended the season as the club`s top try scorer with 20 tries from 31 matches. His all round game was also demonstrated as Jason also helped himself to 14 goals in the campaign. This haul included a couple of touchline gem conversions and seven goals against Huddersfield in the 50 points to 10 home demolition of the Yorkshiremen. However, Saints` season fizzled out as suspensions and injuries conspired to restrict the side to a lowly fifth place in the league ladder.

The 2006 season aw Saints riding on a crest of a wave throughout the campaign. Hoops continued with his highly effective attcking defence as he plagued opponent`s kickers as Saints defence was an all time best. Jason collected two more winners` medals as the Saints stormed to a fantastic treble winning the Challenge Cup and Grand Final and completing the league season a full eight points clear of their nearest rivals Hull FC.



SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
2003 10 0 0 28
200420 14 0 31
2005 7 9 0 21
20067 7 0 28
2007 0 0 0 2
TOTALS:44 30 0 110
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
20042002
2006 0201
TOTALS:2203

ALL MATCHES

DateMatchPosOpponentsCompVenueFTFTOTGDG
8th Feb 2003 1
W
14 Union Treiziste Catalane PCC4 A 70 6 2 VIEW
14th Feb 2003 2
L
9 Sydney City Roosters WCC N 0 38 VIEW
21st Feb 2003 3
W
9 Bradford Bulls SL H 46 22 1 VIEW
8th Mar 2003 4
W
13 Widnes Vikings SL A 22 4 VIEW
16th Mar 2003 5
W
13 Salford City Reds PCC6 A 54 6 VIEW
21st Mar 2003 6
W
13 Castleford Tigers SL H 54 12 VIEW
30th Mar 2003 7
L
13 Huddersfield Giants SL A 22 36 VIEW
5th Apr 2003 8
L
9 Leeds Rhinos SL H 16 24 VIEW
12th Apr 2003 9
L
7 Leeds Rhinos PCCSF ** N 26 33 VIEW
18th Apr 2003 10
L
13 Wigan Warriors SL A 22 24 1 VIEW
21st Apr 2003 11
W
2 Warrington Wolves SL H 56 6 2 VIEW
6th Jun 2003 12
L
14 Wigan Warriors SL H 34 38 VIEW
13th Jun 2003 13
L
14 Leeds Rhinos SL A 14 20 VIEW
27th Jun 2003 14
W
4 Bradford Bulls SL A 35 0 1 VIEW
4th Jul 2003 15
W
13 Widnes Vikings SL H 32 18 1 VIEW
11th Jul 2003 16
W
4 Castleford Tigers SL A 46 32 VIEW
18th Jul 2003 17
W
4 Huddersfield Giants SL H 22 18 VIEW
27th Jul 2003 18
W
4 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL A 36 15 VIEW
3rd Aug 2003 19
W
13 London Broncos SL A 30 18 VIEW
9th Aug 2003 20
W
3 Hull FC SL H 28 18 VIEW
15th Aug 2003 21
W
3 Castleford Tigers SL H 26 10 VIEW
24th Aug 2003 22
L
13 Hull FC SL A 18 42 VIEW
31st Aug 2003 23
W
13 Widnes Vikings SL A 40 4 VIEW
5th Sep 2003 24
L
13 Wigan Warriors SL H 4 28 VIEW
12th Sep 2003 25
L
6 Leeds Rhinos SL A 20 30 VIEW
19th Sep 2003 26
L
6 Bradford Bulls SL H 18 22 1 VIEW
26th Sep 2003 27
W
14 London Broncos SLEPO H 24 6 VIEW
3rd Oct 2003 28
L
14 Wigan Warriors SLESF A 24 40 1 VIEW
6th Feb 2004 --
W
6 Salford City Reds* Fr H 20 10 1 VIEW
12th Feb 2004 --
W
6 Widnes Vikings* Fr H 36 14 1 VIEW
20th Feb 2004 29
W
6 Hull FC SL H 30 16 1 VIEW
29th Feb 2004 30
W
6 Bradford Bulls PCC4 A 30 10 VIEW
6th Mar 2004 31
W
6 London Broncos SL A 26 12 VIEW
13th Mar 2004 32
W
6 Leeds Rhinos PCC5 H 24 14 VIEW
19th Mar 2004 33
W
6 Widnes Vikings SL H 38 20 1 1 VIEW
28th Mar 2004 34
W
3 Hull FC PCC6 H 31 26 2 VIEW
2nd Apr 2004 35
W
6 Castleford Tigers SL A 22 14 1 VIEW
9th Apr 2004 36
D
3 Wigan Warriors SL H 21 21 VIEW
16th Apr 2004 37
W
6 Salford City Reds SL H 40 4 VIEW
25th Apr 2004 38
W
6 Huddersfield Giants PCCSF N 46 6 2 VIEW
30th Apr 2004 39
W
6 Leeds Rhinos SL H 56 10 2 2 VIEW
7th May 2004 40
W
6 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL H 26 20 VIEW
15th May 2004 41
W
6 Wigan Warriors PCCF N 32 16 VIEW
22nd May 2004 42
W
6 Warrington Wolves SL A 50 20 1 VIEW
29th May 2004 43
W
6 Bradford Bulls SL H 35 30 3 VIEW
4th Jun 2004 44
L
6 Wigan Warriors SL A 14 30 VIEW
11th Jun 2004 45
W
6 Castleford Tigers SL H 52 8 1 VIEW
18th Jun 2004 46
W
6 Widnes Vikings SL A 40 12 VIEW
26th Jun 2004 47
W
7 Warrington Wolves SL H 28 8 1 VIEW
2nd Jul 2004 48
L
6 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL A 22 41 VIEW
7th Jul 2004 49
W
13 Huddersfield Giants SL A 50 8 VIEW
10th Jul 2004 50
W
6 London Broncos SL H 30 10 VIEW
17th Jul 2004 51
L
6 Hull FC SL A 6 34 1 VIEW
23rd Jul 2004 52
L
7 Leeds Rhinos SL A 0 70 VIEW
30th Jul 2004 53
W
13 Huddersfield Giants SL H 50 10 1 7 VIEW
8th Aug 2004 54
L
6 Salford City Reds SL A 20 30 VIEW
13th Aug 2004 55
L
7 London Broncos SL H 22 28 1 3 VIEW
20th Aug 2004 56
L
6 Wigan Warriors SL A 18 27 1 VIEW
27th Aug 2004 57
W
6 Huddersfield Giants SL H 48 12 1 VIEW
5th Sep 2004 58
W
6 Warrington Wolves SL A 26 24 1 VIEW
25th Sep 2004 59
L
6 Wigan Warriors SLEPO A 12 18 VIEW
8th Apr 2005 60
W
3 Leigh Centurions SL H 60 16 2 VIEW
16th Apr 2005 61
W
3 London Broncos SL A 30 20 4 VIEW
24th Apr 2005 62
W
6 Huddersfield Giants SL A 36 22 VIEW
29th Apr 2005 63
W
6 Warrington Wolves SL H 31 30 VIEW
6th May 2005 64
W
6 York City Knights PCC5 H 62 0 2 VIEW
13th May 2005 65
L
6 Hull FC SL A 6 44 VIEW
21st May 2005 66
W
6 Widnes Vikings SL A 29 22 VIEW
27th May 2005 67
W
6 Leeds Rhinos SL H 38 24 VIEW
4th Jun 2005 68
W
6 Bradford Bulls SL A 66 4 1 VIEW
10th Jun 2005 69
W
6 Salford City Reds SL A 33 22 VIEW
17th Jun 2005 70
D
6 London Broncos SL H 28 28 VIEW
26th Jun 2005 71
W
6 Wigan Warriors PCC6 H 75 0 1 VIEW
22nd Jul 2005 72
W
7 Leigh Centurions SL A 27 20 1 VIEW
30th Jul 2005 73
L
6 Hull FC PCCSF N 8 34 VIEW
5th Aug 2005 74
W
6 Warrington Wolves SL A 30 10 VIEW
12th Aug 2005 75
W
6 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL H 60 4 VIEW
20th Aug 2005 76
W
6 London Broncos SL H 50 4 1 VIEW
4th Sep 2005 77
W
6 Leigh Centurions SL A 78 4 3 VIEW
9th Sep 2005 78
W
6 Wigan Warriors SL A 38 12 1 VIEW
17th Sep 2005 79
L
6 Bradford Bulls SL H 18 32 VIEW
30th Sep 2005 80
L
6 Leeds Rhinos SLQSF H 16 19 VIEW
28th Jan 2006 --
W
13 Widnes Vikings * Fr A 70 6 2 VIEW
11th Feb 2006 81
W
13 Harlequins RL SL A 40 16 1 VIEW
17th Feb 2006 82
W
13 Castleford Tigers SL H 44 8 1 VIEW
24th Feb 2006 83
W
13 Leeds Rhinos SL H 13 4 VIEW
3rd Mar 2006 84
W
13 Warrington Wolves SL A 18 10 VIEW
12th Mar 2006 85
W
13 Huddersfield Giants SL A 18 16 VIEW
17th Mar 2006 86
W
13 Bradford Bulls SL H 38 16 VIEW
24th Mar 2006 87
W
13 Hull FC SL A 46 0 1 2 VIEW
7th Apr 2006 88
W
13 Harlequins RL SL H 16 6 VIEW
14th Apr 2006 89
W
13 Wigan Warriors SL H 48 10 2 VIEW
21st Apr 2006 90
W
13 Salford City Reds SL A 12 10 1 VIEW
28th Apr 2006 91
W
13 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL H 34 8 4 VIEW
6th May 2006 92
L
13 Huddersfield Giants SL A 16 19 VIEW
12th May 2006 93
W
6 Warrington Wolves SL H 34 22 VIEW
20th May 2006 94
W
13 Bradford Bulls PCC5 H 42 18 VIEW
27th May 2006 95
W
13 Wigan Warriors SL A 28 14 VIEW
3rd Jun 2006 96
W
13 Catalans Dragons PCC6 H 56 10 VIEW
16th Jun 2006 97
L
13 Bradford Bulls SL A 18 20 VIEW
24th Jun 2006 98
W
13 Salford City Reds SL H 28 6 VIEW
2nd Jul 2006 99
W
13 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL A 52 36 1 VIEW
7th Jul 2006 100
W
13 Catalans Dragons SL H 52 26 VIEW
14th Jul 2006 101
W
13 Harlequins RL SL H 30 24 VIEW
22nd Jul 2006 102
W
6 Leeds Rhinos SL A 18 14 VIEW
13th Aug 2006 103
W
13 Castleford Tigers SL A 72 4 VIEW
26th Aug 2006 104
W
13 Huddersfield Giants PCCF N 42 12 VIEW
1st Sep 2006 105
W
13 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL H 34 12 1 VIEW
9th Sep 2006 106
W
13 Leeds Rhinos SL H 54 18 VIEW
29th Sep 2006 107
W
13 Hull FC SLPOQF H 12 8 VIEW
14th Oct 2006 108
W
13 Hull FC SLGF N 26 4 VIEW
4th Feb 2007 109
W
15 Huddersfield Giants SL A 18 10 VIEW
9th Feb 2007 110
L
15 Harlequins RL SL H 6 14 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 84 | LOSSES : 27 | DRAWS : 2

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