James Hook – What Might Have Been… Or Could Still Be?

Sharing Sunday: a good post about James Hook written before he was called up as an injury replacement to the Welsh squad.

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Port Talbot-born James Hook has amassed an impressive 350 points for Wales during his 8 year tenure for the national side. Yet amidst news that the utility back has been left out of the national squad for the upcoming Autumn internationals, onlookers begin to question what the future has in store for the 29 year old.

Wales' 4th highest point scorer lining up a kick at goal - Photo Credit: BBC Wales’ 4th highest point scorer lining up a kick at goal – Photo Credit: BBC

Hook burst onto the scene with a try on debut during a narrow defeat to Argentina in 2006. Despite the loss to the Pumas, the Welsh left the Puerto Madryn with one of the most exciting young players in British rugby acquiring an impressive first cap.

Melville's player report on 20 year old James Hook - Photo credit: The Guardian Melville’s player report on 20 year old James Hook – Photo credit: The Guardian

From as early an age as 20, there was much to be excited about. In 2006, former England…

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