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RUGBY: Hooper retains Bath captaincy
10:56am Wednesday 28th August 2013 in Sport
BATH have confirmed that second row Stuart Hooper will continue as club captain this season.
Hooper, who made his 100th appearance for the club last season, has again been chosen by director of rugby Gary Gold and his coaching team to lead the club's assault on honours.
"Stuart is a consummate professional, both on and off the pitch, and is the embodiment of the standards we expect of all the players here at Bath,'' said Gold.
"His work ethic is second to none, he's a very intelligent player and he talks very well. His leadership qualities are unquestioned, and he has the utmost respect of all the players and staff at the club.
"We are fortunate to have some very strong leaders within the squad, with the likes of Rob Webber, Dave Attwood, Peter Stringer, Francois Louw and Paul James.
"They, along with Stuart, will form our leadership group for the season, making sure that the high standards we set ourselves on and off the pitch are met."
Hooper added: "I am of course delighted and honoured to be asked by Gary and the coaches to captain Bath for another season.
"We have a very exciting squad here that I am very proud to lead, and we are all looking forward to getting out on the pitch and getting the season under way."
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