Kyle Cooper (rugby player)

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Kyle Cooper
Full name Kyle Lorran Cooper
Date of birth (1989-02-10) 10 February 1989 (age 29)
Place of birth Johannesburg, South Africa
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 115 kg (18 st 2 lb; 254 lb)
School Glenwood High
Rugby union career
Position(s) Hooker
Current team Newcastle Falcons
Youth Career
2005–2010 Sharks
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2010–2015 Sharks XV 28 (10)
2010 Sharks Invitational XV 1 (5)
2010–2015 Sharks (Currie Cup) 52 (10)
2012–2016 Sharks 48 (15)
2016–present Newcastle Falcons 23 (40)
Correct as of 30 April 2018
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2009 South Africa Under-20 5 (0)
Correct as of 8 May 2015

Kyle Lorran Cooper (born 10 February 1989) is a South African rugby union player. His playing position is hooker. He represents the Newcastle Falcons in the English Premiership.

Rugby career

He joined English Premiership side Newcastle Falcons prior to the 2016–17 season.[1]

Cooper made a slow start for the Falcons in his first season, only playing seven times. But an outstanding 2017-18 campaign, saw Cooper elected as part of the Premiership Dream Team. Making more turnovers and beating more defenders than any other Hooker in the league, as he scored four tries in his 16 Premiership outings that year. [2]


  1. ^ "Falcons swoop for Sharks hooker Kyle Cooper" (Press release). Newcastle Falcons. 30 June 2016. Archived from the original on 30 June 2016. Retrieved 30 June 2016.
  2. ^ "Falcons swoop for Sharks hooker Kyle Cooper" (Press release). Newcastle Falcons. Retrieved 5 November 2018.

External links

  • Newcastle Falcons Profile
  • "SA Rugby Player Profile – Kyle Cooper". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 1 June 2016.
  • Profile

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