Harry Hoopert

  • 21 Age
  • 113kg Weight
  • 192cm Height
Harry Hoopert

Biography

Harry Hoopert is fast establishing himself as a premiere frontrower in Australian Rugby ahead of his third season with the St.George Queensland Reds.

Hoopert added to his five games during his maiden Super Rugby season in 2018 with 12 solid appearances last year that included scoring two tries.
 
A hard grafting, mobile prop, he spent time working closely with Reds coach Brad Thorn as part of the Queensland U20s program.
 
Hoopert grew up on a wheat farm outside of Dalby and still returns home to help with the annual harvest.
 
Fittingly, his first taste of the sport was for local club Dalby Wheatmen, before honing his skills at Darling Downs Rugby nursery Toowoomba Grammar School, alongside Reds teammate Hamish Stewart.

Highlights

2019

Played 12 matches across the season that included scoring two tries and also making his debut start at prop when he packed down against a world-class frontrow in the number one jersey against the Sharks in Durban. Suffered a neck injury in Round 15 against the Chiefs in Hamilton and was sidelined for the remainder of the season.

2018

Made his Super Rugby debut in an upset win over 2016-2017 Super Rugby finalists the Lions at Suncorp Stadium – the match celebrated Rugby Family Round, with Hoopert wearing the socks of the Dalby Wheatman to recognise his pathway. Represented the Australian U20s for the first time at the Oceania and World Rugby Championships. Also made NRC debut for Queensland Country in Round 1 and went on to play in every match, including the 2018 Grand Final against the Fijian Drua.

2017

Claimed back-to-back titles with Queensland U20s in an undefeated campaign. Post-season shoulder surgery ruled him out for the rest of the year.

2016

Won the Super U20s title with Queensland U20s.

Representative Honours

Australian Schoolboys (2015)

Queensland U20s (2016-2017)

Australian U20s (2018)

Queensland Country NRC (2018-)

Queensland (2018-)