So Hooper officially new director of rugby. He's very young for a director of rugby and the way he has been paraded as the future successor for a while doesn't suggest that there was a rigorous and neutral hiring process. Personally I'm very sceptical of hiring those within the system to try and turn things around as they have usually been part of the problem and it's very hard to bring new ideas and a fresh perspective. Leicester are a perfect example, where MoC got most of the blame, but once Murphy and co had the freedom to make changes, nothing has improved. You could well argue it's got worse. I suppose you could argue that both teams have a chance to bring in fresh players and get rid of those they don't need, but pinning your hopes on new players to transform a team is extremely optimistic .