Mathieu Warnier, Media365 Posted on Wednesday, November 15, 2023 at 9:50 pm.
After missing out on the World Cup with the Wallabies, Michael Hooper has confirmed his desire to switch to rugby sevens with Paris 2024 in mind.
Michael Hooper decided to do the same as Antoine Dupont. Although the captain of the French XV will indeed join the French selection in Rugby 7s, the Australian third row has decided to leave the Rugby XV behind him in the coming months. Eddie Jones decided to do without his experience during the last World Cup, which saw the Wallabies fail to get past the group stage for the first time, with the 125-cap player accepting an offer from his federation to join the Australian rugby sevens team. “The transition from one to the other is something I’ve thought about a lot and I’m very motivated by the challenge of playing seven matches and trying to earn my place in this team,” said the caps record holder. As the captain of the Wallabies. With Australia already qualified for the Olympics, Michael Hooper could use the early stages of SVNS to prepare for Paris 2024.
Hooper aims to be ready for debut
“Michael Hooper is an incredible rugby player and a great leader, so we are delighted to have him join our program,” Australia coach John Mananti said in a statement. We know he has strong skills for rugby sevens and a big engine. We look forward to helping him transition into this form. He has big game experience and having a player like Michael in our team will make a difference for us next year. » The key person involved, for his part, promises to take this new challenge very seriously. “I’ve already started making changes to my product and I can’t wait to get started next January,” said Michael Hooper. While the world circuit season begins in Dubai next December, Cape Town will see the former Wallabies debut in the third phase in Perth from January 26 to 28.
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