ADVERTISEMENT
RugbyDump
REGISTER
LOGIN
ADVERTISEMENT
RugbyDump
Friday Oct 25, 2019

Hooper displays incredible restraint on return home as he is scrutinised by the media and a fan appears to heckle him

It has been an incredibly tough few days for Australian rugby. After England unceremoniously dumped the men in gold out of the 2019 Rugby World Cup, the feeling has been largely dour in the Australian camp.

ADVERTISEMENT

With head coach Michael Cheika resigning among a throng of conspiracy about unhappiness at the top levels, it’s difficult to see Australian rugby at the top any time soon.

This video released by Rugby.com.au is, however, an example of just how brilliant their captain Michael Hooper is.

It has been widely agreed that Hooper is the best rugby player to come out of Australia for years, barring maybe Israel Folau or David Pocock, but what really sets him apart here is his composure amongst what can only be described as a torrent of questioning from the Australian press.

On Saturday, England recorded their joint biggest win against Australia, equalling the 30-6 victory in November 2017.

It is the second time that England scored at least 40 points against the Wallabies. England won 44-40 in June 2016, the only other time England have scored 40 or more points.

ADVERTISEMENT

England have defeated Australia in three different RWC quarter-finals. No other opponents have beaten the Wallabies once at this particular stage of the tournament.

In this video that we will show below, Michael Hooper faces some seriously tough questioning from the press on their return home from Japan.

Around the 5 minute mark of the video, Hooper appears to take exception to a comment that someone made walking past.

The reporters all say to Hooper, “No no, keep going let him go“, which would suggest that someone maybe made a negative comment to Hooper about the team as he walked past.

ADVERTISEMENT

If this is the case, then Hooper showed tremendous restraint to not react to this form of negative heckling.

Watch the clip here, do you think someone was saying something negative to Hooper?

Related Articles

  • 75 WEEKS AGO

    If you can get your head around it, these...

  • 97 WEEKS AGO

    You've never seen any Rugby World Cup drop...

  • 99 WEEKS AGO

    TOP 10: Rugby World Cup 2015 was filled with...



ADVERTISEMENT

Great Tries

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Watch: Blues score two STUNNING tries against Queensland Reds

  • 4 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Racing 92 know how play ‘GORGEOUS’ rugby

  • 4 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Teddy Thomas rinses defence with BLISTERING pace

  • 6 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Every Ulster try scored in Europe this season..and it’s glorious!

  • 6 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Fijian Drua show RIDICULOUS skillset and can score from anywhere

View All

Big Hits & Dirty Play

  • 5 DAYS AGO

    Fans outraged after shocking Owen Farrell moment

  • 6 DAYS AGO

    WATCH: Big Rugby Collision In South African Schools Match

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    WATCH: Sickening Shot Leaves Motionless

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Hardest hit of all time

  • 4 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Duhan Van der Merwe makes INCREDIBLE try saving tackle

View All

See It To Believe It

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Hooker scores masterful try

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Tadhg Furlong produces one of the best ever passes by a forward

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Hardest hit of all time

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Leicester Tigers respond to hilarious fan incident

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    Thrilling clash between Munster and Toulouse settled by a place kick shootout

View All

Funnies

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    WATCH: First It Was BoJo Now It's ScoMo

  • 4 WEEKS AGO

    Dad and 7 sons in Ireland forward pack

  • 4 WEEKS AGO

    Shocking mistake by Brumbies fullback prevents a certain try

  • 4 WEEKS AGO

    Ellis Genge hits back at Brian Moore

  • 5 WEEKS AGO

    Rugby was too violent, says UFC legend

View All

Amateur

  • 4 WEEKS AGO

    Watch: Epic Speech Epitomises Rugby Values

  • 6 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Epic touchline conversion from Tighthead seals the deal

  • 14 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Veteran props compared to Tadhg Furlong in new viral video

  • 81 WEEKS AGO

    Viral video of Scottish club brawl goes down a storm with rugby community

  • 118 WEEKS AGO

    RUGBYDUMP BLITZ: This Best of the Week round up is sure to entertain you

View All

Player Features

  • 1 DAY AGO

    James Haskell sends twitter into another meltdown

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Harlequins full-back to leave at the end of the season

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Fans shocked after some huge recalls in the England squad

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Huge opportunity for young prodigy

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    All Black World Cup winners teaming up in the USA

View All