Player Profile: James Hook

James Hook

Position: Fly-half / Inside centre
Height: 1.83 m (6? 0”)
Weight: 91 kg (14 st 5 lb)
Date of Birth: 27th June 1985
Birthplace: Port Talbot, Wales

James Hook is currently the great young hope of Welsh rugby, and is widely regarded as one of the best rugby talents in the world.  He has starred for Wales at inside centre alongside captain Stephen Jones, but plays at fly-half for his club, The Ospreys.

In fact, many Wales supporters have longed to see Jones replaced by Hook in the number 10 jersey because he offers much more creativity.  With Jones’ fitness in doubt recently, we may be able to see Hook at fly-half.

He has been compared to the Welsh legend Barry John in his attacking style of play since making his debut against Argentina in 2006.  He had previously represented his country at U21 level and on the Sevens circuit, and now has 11 senior caps to his name.

Hook has the potential to shine in this year’s Rugby World Cup, where his dangerous speed and quality distribution is sure to be noticed.  Wales will battle it out with Australia in Pool B, where they have a good chance of reaching the knockout stages as group winners.

68 thoughts on “Player Profile: James Hook

  1. Hiya im katy simkiss 13 and live in south wales just saying that i love james hook he’s great looking, amazing at rugby but best of all WELSH! I really look up to him and hope he does well in his career. I hope to meet him one day but god knows what will happen il probolly faint or something! anyway!

    hwyl fawr :P

    x

  2. hey!
    researching you for my most idolised welsh celebrity/person and i chose james hook!!
    love you lots think ur awsome at what u do!!
    lv Lowri!!!!!

  3. Hook
    Omg james hook is lyk tha most stunnin sxcest fing eva! ppl obssess wiv orlando bloom, hes hangin i am nd proud a mad obssesseive fan of hook! nd wnt his kids :P

  4. haha unluky rach ur just fantasizing nd kell i dun nw y u rote rachels name cos its ur cuz es marying i wud rather ppl nw es guna b ur cuz swn not rachels hehe !

  5. well i wudn ovv evan if she treathned mii lol nd wen i sed tha yew still went ritin rachel whippey omg kell ur a muppet!

  6. Ffion Carys Thomas 16 and Welsh!! =]
    James Hook Is Lush! How Can You Think He’s Shit?! He’s Amazing At What He Does.. He’s A Young, Talented, Very..Very Fit Rugby Player And Will elp To Bring Many Wins To Wales.
    I Would Love To Meet Him…But That’s Not Going To Happen.
    I’m In Love With James Hook! =]

    Love Ffion xxx

  7. well all i like to say is he.s the best esp at scoreing have enjoyed every match and boy does he make you go weak at the knees just love him 2 bits what a player lets see more of him because hes just fantastic

  8. you are so lovely . I LOVE YOU SO MUCH
    When i watch wales and ospreys i SHOUT i love you
    i am only 9 but i love you SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO MUCH SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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  10. stunnin_____???

    outstandin player 4 wales and ospreys and hes freakin gorge!!!!

    katy simkiss 14 south Wales

  11. OMG I LOVE HIM
    WRU HE IS SO THE BEST SHOULD JUST REPLACE STEVEN JONES
    OSPREYS GOING TO SEE THEM AS I LOVE HIM!
    JAMES HOOK IS MY BIGGEST ICON AND I CANT W8 TILL THE DAY WHEN I GET TO MEET HIM!
    I LOVE JAMES HOOK!
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  12. hello i am georgia.
    i love wales and osprays.
    i love you.
    i am 9.
    i play rugby.
    i love you more than the hole world.
    when i watch you i screm i love you.
    iiiiiooooovvvvveeeee
    sssssooooo mmmmmuuuuuccccchhhhh
    peales leve me your nomber

  13. just seen hooks girlfriend goin down the road in his new a car it is a mint car a bit like him

  14. Hello i am georgia .
    These are my best (RUGBY PLAYERS)…
    *JAMES HOOK*
    *GAVIN HENSON*
    *SHANE WILLIAMS*
    *RYAN JONES*

  15. Hi i m rebecca i luv james hook i think he is a good player (the best) and he is also fit, go ospreys nd wales

  16. omg i lurv james hook he’z gret at rugby and i love sooooo much
    Well done jemes yhoooo won the grand slam for wales :P

    lurv yhooooo

    xx

  17. :)!!!James!!!:) wen I’m olda im gona b a girl version of him!!! My life depends on his playing so itz in good hands! Lol dream on anyway coz hes got a girlfriend and they’re very happy 2gether. He reminds me of a lion, strong,brave, cool and the best at his trade!
    !!!GO WALES!!!

  18. I don’t know if you guys heard but it was reported in the Wales on Sunday that James and Sian broke up. It was in the papers a few months ago. I don’t know if he’s still single or not though but I’m sure we will get researching lol.

  19. Hello everyone,
    I never new everyone like me so mush.
    Does anyone have msn here because i do.
    Love from James hook x

  20. heyy,

    i lovee you

    anmd cryed wen i went to the millenium stadium yesterday coz u got hurt

    ur fit AMAZING AT RUGBY and WELSH!!!!

    xx

  21. and i have a top saying MRS JAMES HOOK and i wear it everyday

    by the way im 12

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  22. Hello everyone,
    I never new everyone like me so mush.
    Does anyone have msn here because i do.
    Love from James hook

    IS THAT REALLY YOU???

    coz i av MSN
    its charlottelouisemorgan@hotmail.co.uk

    PLZZ ADD ME!!
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  23. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx I LOVE YOU XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

  24. James Hook Is Sooo Sexyyyyyy [;
    I Dno What It Is About Him But He Has That Sex Factor
    Nice Jaw Line Aswel :P
    HotStuff;)
    xxx

  25. :o OMG!
    jameess, i LOVE YOU.
    :D
    MAYBEEEE,WE COULD FRIENDS(YN)
    SEEN EVERY,HOME MATCH:D
    I THINK THAT PROVES HOW MUCH I WORSHIP YOU:L
    LOVE RHIAN
    YOURRR NUMBER ONE FAN!! XXXX

  26. Hook, is awesome!!! Cannot wait till Saturdays game as a South Waleian (Merthyr Tydfil) living in England gonna be ACE!!! Pity Hook is benched!! :( Met him in Coolers in Merthyr a few months back… Legend!

  27. hi james u mazin best rugby player in da world realy wanna meet ya someday and be just like u i hope to play for wales oneday and be wearin the same number as you il just have to w8 and see

    the best part of it al is your welsh wooooooooooooooooooo

    wicked m8

    ashley james,penarth

  28. Heyy
    James i lovee youu sooo much
    your name is writen all over my bedroom wall, your all over my bebo, laptop, msn and phone.
    Your all i talk about and think about.
    LOVE YOUU
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  29. Well Hook has got the Primary school supporters sown up , now if he could only learn a bit more about playing with the seniors !

  30. NOW THATS A JAMES ID LIKE TO HOOK :L

    think hes absolutely amazing, great game for ospreys today, went to watch the ospreys scarlets match was on tv 5 times :D woo the girls with banners :):)
    Good luck in the futre James we all know u deserve it, unlucky in not gettin piked for the lions but i would bet on you bein asked to go out there and play expecially as everyone is guna target o’gara.
    Think we need to show south africa talented hotties and u r defo the man :L

    ly katy
    xxx

  31. Heyy,
    this is Chelsie,
    i love you James Hook, and we’re going to get married some dayy. :P
    and btw Rach, so your cousin is Sain Jones ye?
    they’ve split up, haha
    so we will marry :)
    and have you heard of devorce :P
    He is like gorgous, Fitt, awesome rugby player, sexy as fxck.
    i love his hair unall :)
    we will marry you know :L, i hope soo anyway, i will prayer :P

    Love you James ,xxxx

  32. geeee whiz saw james’s model misses in the wales on sunday, all i can say is ‘shit hotttttt.’!! fair play what hasnt that boy got !! hes so lucky

  33. James Hook Hugged me :D
    He is so lush! (L)
    aaaaah i love him (L)(L)
    REALLY HOPE HE’S OK FROM HIS NECH/HEAD INJURY WITH THE LIONS!!!! (yn)xxxxxxxxxx

  34. I love you soo much.
    I WILL MARRY YOUU!!!
    :) congrads on the baby news. me and you can bring him/ her up together when we’re married ok. :)
    xxxx

  35. just googled james hooks girlfriend kim tashara to see what all the fuss is about and your right she is miinntt !! my mate said he saw them both walkin down windstreet last weekend and said she was a bit of alright !! mmm mm fittieeee

  36. Chelsie, nope Kim hasn’t had the babino yet, its due any thime now though, i saw James in the match against Viadana and asked him and he said in this next week hopefully (:
    x

  37. 2010 has come now and warren gatland has put him center look where he is now ended as a crap player like gavin henson excellent player but then he got 2 cocky and thought he was 2 good 4 rugby no he aint he’s acting stupid and i reckon its goin 2 happen 2 james hook it dosent matter about the looks and muscles its about stayin with your team and never give up keep on trying tackles energy but if he be’s 2 cocky he’s goin 2 end up out of the welsh squad just like gavin henson

    ieuan hubba, south wales

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