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

Jason Hooper by Dave Dooley:

Jason Hooper was Saints` first `new signing` for the 2003 season, back in July. Equally at home in the threequaters, 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
2004 20 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

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
8th Feb 2003 W 14 Union Treiziste Catalane PCC4 2003 A 70 6 2 VIEW
14th Feb 2003 L 9 Sydney City Roosters WCC 2003 N 0 38 VIEW
21st Feb 2003 W 9 Bradford Bulls SL 2003 H 46 22 1 VIEW
8th Mar 2003 W 13 Widnes Vikings SL 2003 A 22 4 VIEW
16th Mar 2003 W 13 Salford City Reds PCC6 2003 A 54 6 VIEW
21st Mar 2003 W 13 Castleford Tigers SL 2003 H 54 12 VIEW
30th Mar 2003 L 13 Huddersfield Giants SL 2003 A 22 36 VIEW
5th Apr 2003 L 9 Leeds Rhinos SL 2003 H 16 24 VIEW
12th Apr 2003 L 7 Leeds Rhinos PCCSF ** 2003 N 26 33 VIEW
18th Apr 2003 L 13 Wigan Warriors SL 2003 A 22 24 1 VIEW
21st Apr 2003 W 2 Warrington Wolves SL 2003 H 56 6 2 VIEW
6th Jun 2003 L 14 Wigan Warriors SL 2003 H 34 38 VIEW
13th Jun 2003 L 14 Leeds Rhinos SL 2003 A 14 20 VIEW
27th Jun 2003 W 4 Bradford Bulls SL 2003 A 35 0 1 VIEW
4th Jul 2003 W 13 Widnes Vikings SL 2003 H 32 18 1 VIEW
11th Jul 2003 W 4 Castleford Tigers SL 2003 A 46 32 VIEW
18th Jul 2003 W 4 Huddersfield Giants SL 2003 H 22 18 VIEW
27th Jul 2003 W 4 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL 2003 A 36 15 VIEW
3rd Aug 2003 W 13 London Broncos SL 2003 A 30 18 VIEW
9th Aug 2003 W 3 Hull FC SL 2003 H 28 18 VIEW
15th Aug 2003 W 3 Castleford Tigers SL 2003 H 26 10 VIEW
24th Aug 2003 L 13 Hull FC SL 2003 A 18 42 VIEW
31st Aug 2003 W 13 Widnes Vikings SL 2003 A 40 4 VIEW
5th Sep 2003 L 13 Wigan Warriors SL 2003 H 4 28 VIEW
12th Sep 2003 L 6 Leeds Rhinos SL 2003 A 20 30 VIEW
19th Sep 2003 L 6 Bradford Bulls SL 2003 H 18 22 1 VIEW
26th Sep 2003 W 14 London Broncos SLEPO 2003 H 24 6 VIEW
3rd Oct 2003 L 14 Wigan Warriors SLESF 2003 A 24 40 1 VIEW
6th Feb 2004 W 6 Salford City Reds* Fr 2004 H 20 10 1 VIEW
12th Feb 2004 W 6 Widnes Vikings* Fr 2004 H 36 14 1 VIEW
20th Feb 2004 W 6 Hull FC SL 2004 H 30 16 1 VIEW
29th Feb 2004 W 6 Bradford Bulls PCC4 2004 A 30 10 VIEW
6th Mar 2004 W 6 London Broncos SL 2004 A 26 12 VIEW
13th Mar 2004 W 6 Leeds Rhinos PCC5 2004 H 24 14 VIEW
19th Mar 2004 W 6 Widnes Vikings SL 2004 H 38 20 1 1 VIEW
28th Mar 2004 W 3 Hull FC PCC6 2004 H 31 26 2 VIEW
2nd Apr 2004 W 6 Castleford Tigers SL 2004 A 22 14 1 VIEW
9th Apr 2004 D 3 Wigan Warriors SL 2004 H 21 21 VIEW
16th Apr 2004 W 6 Salford City Reds SL 2004 H 40 4 VIEW
25th Apr 2004 W 6 Huddersfield Giants PCCSF 2004 N 46 6 2 VIEW
30th Apr 2004 W 6 Leeds Rhinos SL 2004 H 56 10 2 2 VIEW
7th May 2004 W 6 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL 2004 H 26 20 VIEW
15th May 2004 W 6 Wigan Warriors PCCF 2004 N 32 16 VIEW
22nd May 2004 W 6 Warrington Wolves SL 2004 A 50 20 1 VIEW
29th May 2004 W 6 Bradford Bulls SL 2004 H 35 30 3 VIEW
4th Jun 2004 L 6 Wigan Warriors SL 2004 A 14 30 VIEW
11th Jun 2004 W 6 Castleford Tigers SL 2004 H 52 8 1 VIEW
18th Jun 2004 W 6 Widnes Vikings SL 2004 A 40 12 VIEW
26th Jun 2004 W 7 Warrington Wolves SL 2004 H 28 8 1 VIEW
2nd Jul 2004 L 6 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL 2004 A 22 41 VIEW
7th Jul 2004 W 13 Huddersfield Giants SL 2004 A 50 8 VIEW
10th Jul 2004 W 6 London Broncos SL 2004 H 30 10 VIEW
17th Jul 2004 L 6 Hull FC SL 2004 A 6 34 1 VIEW
23rd Jul 2004 L 7 Leeds Rhinos SL 2004 A 0 70 VIEW
30th Jul 2004 W 13 Huddersfield Giants SL 2004 H 50 10 1 7 VIEW
8th Aug 2004 L 6 Salford City Reds SL 2004 A 20 30 VIEW
13th Aug 2004 L 7 London Broncos SL 2004 H 22 28 1 3 VIEW
20th Aug 2004 L 6 Wigan Warriors SL 2004 A 18 27 1 VIEW
27th Aug 2004 W 6 Huddersfield Giants SL 2004 H 48 12 1 VIEW
5th Sep 2004 W 6 Warrington Wolves SL 2004 A 26 24 1 VIEW
25th Sep 2004 L 6 Wigan Warriors SLEPO 2004 A 12 18 VIEW
8th Apr 2005 W 3 Leigh Centurions SL 2005 H 60 16 2 VIEW
16th Apr 2005 W 3 London Broncos SL 2005 A 30 20 4 VIEW
24th Apr 2005 W 6 Huddersfield Giants SL 2005 A 36 22 VIEW
29th Apr 2005 W 6 Warrington Wolves SL 2005 H 31 30 VIEW
6th May 2005 W 6 York City Knights PCC5 2005 H 62 0 2 VIEW
13th May 2005 L 6 Hull FC SL 2005 A 6 44 VIEW
21st May 2005 W 6 Widnes Vikings SL 2005 A 29 22 VIEW
27th May 2005 W 6 Leeds Rhinos SL 2005 H 38 24 VIEW
4th Jun 2005 W 6 Bradford Bulls SL 2005 A 66 4 1 VIEW
10th Jun 2005 W 6 Salford City Reds SL 2005 A 33 22 VIEW
17th Jun 2005 D 6 London Broncos SL 2005 H 28 28 VIEW
26th Jun 2005 W 6 Wigan Warriors PCC6 2005 H 75 0 1 VIEW
22nd Jul 2005 W 7 Leigh Centurions SL 2005 A 27 20 1 VIEW
30th Jul 2005 L 6 Hull FC PCCSF 2005 N 8 34 VIEW
5th Aug 2005 W 6 Warrington Wolves SL 2005 A 30 10 VIEW
12th Aug 2005 W 6 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL 2005 H 60 4 VIEW
20th Aug 2005 W 6 London Broncos SL 2005 H 50 4 1 VIEW
4th Sep 2005 W 6 Leigh Centurions SL 2005 A 78 4 3 VIEW
9th Sep 2005 W 6 Wigan Warriors SL 2005 A 38 12 1 VIEW
17th Sep 2005 L 6 Bradford Bulls SL 2005 H 18 32 VIEW
30th Sep 2005 L 6 Leeds Rhinos SLQSF 2005 H 16 19 VIEW
28th Jan 2006 W 13 Widnes Vikings * Fr 2006 A 70 6 2 VIEW
11th Feb 2006 W 13 Harlequins RL SL 2006 A 40 16 1 VIEW
17th Feb 2006 W 13 Castleford Tigers SL 2006 H 44 8 1 VIEW
24th Feb 2006 W 13 Leeds Rhinos SL 2006 H 13 4 VIEW
3rd Mar 2006 W 13 Warrington Wolves SL 2006 A 18 10 VIEW
12th Mar 2006 W 13 Huddersfield Giants SL 2006 A 18 16 VIEW
17th Mar 2006 W 13 Bradford Bulls SL 2006 H 38 16 VIEW
24th Mar 2006 W 13 Hull FC SL 2006 A 46 0 1 2 VIEW
7th Apr 2006 W 13 Harlequins RL SL 2006 H 16 6 VIEW
14th Apr 2006 W 13 Wigan Warriors SL 2006 H 48 10 2 VIEW
21st Apr 2006 W 13 Salford City Reds SL 2006 A 12 10 1 VIEW
28th Apr 2006 W 13 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL 2006 H 34 8 4 VIEW
6th May 2006 L 13 Huddersfield Giants SL 2006 A 16 19 VIEW
12th May 2006 W 6 Warrington Wolves SL 2006 H 34 22 VIEW
20th May 2006 W 13 Bradford Bulls PCC5 2006 H 42 18 VIEW
27th May 2006 W 13 Wigan Warriors SL 2006 A 28 14 VIEW
3rd Jun 2006 W 13 Catalan Dragons PCC6 2006 H 56 10 VIEW
16th Jun 2006 L 13 Bradford Bulls SL 2006 A 18 20 VIEW
24th Jun 2006 W 13 Salford City Reds SL 2006 H 28 6 VIEW
2nd Jul 2006 W 13 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL 2006 A 52 36 1 VIEW
7th Jul 2006 W 13 Catalan Dragons SL 2006 H 52 26 VIEW
14th Jul 2006 W 13 Harlequins RL SL 2006 H 30 24 VIEW
22nd Jul 2006 W 6 Leeds Rhinos SL 2006 A 18 14 VIEW
13th Aug 2006 W 13 Castleford Tigers SL 2006 A 72 4 VIEW
26th Aug 2006 W 13 Huddersfield Giants PCCF 2006 N 42 12 VIEW
1st Sep 2006 W 13 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL 2006 H 34 12 1 VIEW
9th Sep 2006 W 13 Leeds Rhinos SL 2006 H 54 18 VIEW
29th Sep 2006 W 13 Hull FC SLPOQF 2006 H 12 8 VIEW
14th Oct 2006 W 13 Hull FC SLGF 2006 N 26 4 VIEW
4th Feb 2007 W 15 Huddersfield Giants SL 2007 A 18 10 VIEW
9th Feb 2007 L 15 Harlequins RL SL 2007 H 6 14 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.

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