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Jimmy Gopperth Named Premiership Player Of The Month

Jimmy Gopperth has been named as the Aviva Premiership Player of the Month for September. The Wasps fly-half has been in immense form as the side have risen to the summit of the table.

Gopperth is Aviva Premiership Rugby’s leading points scorer with an impressive 90 from those six games – including three tries.

The 33 year-old has notched up 33 appearances and 343 points in black and gold since joining from Leinster last season.

BARNET, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 09:  Jimmy Gopperth of Wasps passes the ball during the Aviva Premiership match between Saracens and Wasps at Allianz Park on October 9, 2016 in Barnet, England.  (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Gopperth was involved in a four-way battle for this month’s title, eventually beating team mates Guy Thompson and Sam Jones and Bath Rugby scrum-half Kahn Fotuali’i to the crown.

Gopperth wins a trophy and a £250 donation to the charity of his choice.

COVENTRY, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 02:  Jimmy Gopperth of Wasps kicks a penalty during the Aviva Premiership match between Wasps and Harlequins at The Ricoh Arena on October 2, 2016 in Coventry, England.  (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

He joins a decorated list of former winners of the award.

Winners in the 2016-17 season
September – Jimmy Gopperth (Wasps) 

Winners in the 2015-16 season
October – Nick Evans (Harlequins)
November – Nathan Hughes (Wasps)
December – Maro Itoje (Saracens)
January – Thomas Waldrom (Exeter Chiefs)
February – George Smith (Wasps)
March – Francois Hougaard (Worcester Warriors)
April – Teimana Harrison (Northampton Saints)

Winners in the 2014-15 season
September – Kyle Eastmond (Bath Rugby)
October – Semesa Rokoduguni (Bath Rugby)
November – Thomas Waldrom (Exeter Chiefs)
December – Samu Manoa (Northampton Saints)
January – Jonathan Joseph (Bath Rugby)
February – Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs)
March – Elliot Daly (Wasps)
April – Joe Simpson (Wasps)

Winners in the 2013-14 season
September – Jacques Burger (Saracens)
October – Samu Manoa (Northampton Saints)
November – George Ford (Bath Rugby)
December – Nick Easter (Harlequins)
January – Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints)
February – Vereniki Goneva (Leicester Tigers)
March – Danny Cipriani (Sale Sharks)
April – Chris Ashton (Saracens)

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