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Olympic Games 2024 – Rugby 7s.  Like Antoine DuPont, Michael Hooper switches back with Australia.  game

Olympic Games 2024 – Rugby 7s. Like Antoine DuPont, Michael Hooper switches back with Australia. game

Play as Antoine Dupont. Wallabies icon, Michael Hooper (age 32) has decided to start in Rugby Sevens! The former Australia captain was aiming for nothing more than a spot at the Paris Olympics and has now caused quite a stir. The 125-cap player played his first minutes on Friday 5 April during Australia's 12-0 win over Fiji in the Hong Kong Sevens. “I came in and did what I had to do.”He immediately commented.

“It's so scary”

Despite his experience at fifteen, Michael Hooper was unwilling to put the cart before the horse. “I'm completely new to this, so it's very daunting to find out what impact I can make on a match, He continued. I will proceed step by step. »

His coach, John Manenti, said he was satisfied either way, but also recalled that nothing was certain about him. “He played well. He did well what he had to do. […] He worked very hard to get here. We said from the beginning that nothing is given, everything has to be earned. »

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So the consolidation will continue in the 7th row for Michael Hooper, the other star of the XV.

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