Meet Kate Howard
Kate Howard is the pretty girlfriend of 24-year-old Rugby player, Michael Hooper. Her boyfriend has an exciting weekend ahead of him as he makes his way into the 2015 Rugby World Cup tomorrow.
Earlier in the month, the flanker was suspended for a week by a Rugby World Cup judicial hearing. It was determined he performed an act of foul play against England.
Hooper emerged as a talented asset at the Junior World Championships in 2011. He made a big impact for the Brumbies in the 2012 Super Rugby season. The openside flanker, the latest in a long a strong tradition of scavenging opensides in Australia, was consequently called up by the Wallabies making his debut in 2012 and wining his first caps against Scotland and Wales. In 2013 he won the John Eales Medal.
With Dave Dennis taken out by injury in 2014, Hooper stepped into the NSW Waratahs captaincy role, leading them to their maiden Super Rugby title and winning his second Super Rugby Player of the Year award. That same season, Hooper was named the 82nd Wallabies Test Captain, becoming at 22, the youngest player to lead the side since 1961. Hooper then went on and collected his second Australia’s Choice Player of the Year, while finishing runner-up for the John Eales Medal.
He re-signed with Australian Rugby until the end of the 2018 season.
Not much is known about Hooper’s pretty girlfriend. In fact, at a first glance you wouldn’t even put these two together. Their social media doesn’t give any hints of a romantic relationship going on. Kate’s Facebook page, is filled with a photos of her and her friends having a blast! The young Aussie girl has been busy doing some sight seeing through Europe and only has a couple of pictures of what it looks like a rugby match. Other than that, this girl seems as free as a bird.
Now the connection is defnitely there, Michael Hopper can be found among her friends and let’s not forget they attended last year’s John Eales Medal awards ceremony. But a year, is definitely a long time and anything can happen. Either, they are not together anymore or they willingly make it seem that way.
What do you think?
Find Kate Howard on Facebook here.