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New Zealand Report Absurdly Suggests Jimmy Gopperth’s Award Proves Poor Quality Of English Rugby

After a sensational season for Wasps, Jimmy Gopperth deservedly won both the Aviva Premiership Player of the Year and Player’s Player of the Year awards. However, it seems for some, Gopperth’s fantastic season tells a different tale. An incredible report in the New Zealand Herald on Thursday suggested that, due to the fact that Gopperth wasn’t ‘eagerly sought after’ during his …

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Jimmy Gopperth Named Aviva Premiership Player of the Season

Wasps v Exeter Chiefs - Aviva Premiership

Wasps’ Jimmy Gopperth has completed an incredible hat-trick of rugby awards as he was named Aviva Premiership Player of the Season at the annual awards in London. Gopperth had already won his club’s Player of the Season title before lifting the Rugby Players’ Association gong prior to this evening. The Kiwi born fly-half helped Wasps climb to first place in …

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Watch: Check Out Who’s In The Running For Premiership Try Of The Season

After an incredibly exciting 22 rounds of Premiership action, there are just three games remaining until we find out who will be crowned champions for the 2016/2017 season.  The Premiership semi-finals take place this weekend and we are set for some mouth-watering action as Exeter Chiefs host recently crowned European Champions, Saracens, while Wasps host Leicester Tigers at the Ricoh …

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Former Leinster Star Gopperth Takes Premiership’s Top Player Award

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Former Leinster out-half Jimmy Gopperth, who was famously released by the province last year following the return of Johnny Sexton from Racing 92, has found life in the Aviva Premiership to be just to his liking. As Leinster and the IRFU allowed Gopperth’s contract run down, Wasps came calling for the 33-year-old New Zealander and since his arrival at the …

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Wasps’ Jimmy Gopperth Outlines How The Lions Can Defeat The All Blacks

COVENTRY, ENGLAND - MARCH 28: An injured Jimmy Gopperth of Wasps looks on during a Wasps media session ahead of their European Champions Cup Quarter Final against Leinster Rugby at Broadstreet RFC on March 28, 2017 in Coventry, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Wasps fly-half Jimmy Gopperth has explained how he believes is the best way for the Lions to defeat the All Blacks the summer. Warren Gatland’s collective will be the underdogs in the three-test series, going up against the number one-ranked side in the World Rugby rankings and who don’t exactly lose very often. Nonetheless, the 33-year-old, himself a New Zealand …

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Image: Former Leinster Out-Half Jimmy Gopperth Posts Graphic Image Of His Facial Injury

Former Leinster and current Wasps out-half Jimmy Gopperth picked up a souvenir from his side’s English Premiership clash with the Leicester Tigers on Sunday. Having left Irish shores in 2015 after failing to secure a contract extension with the Dublin-based province, 33-year-old Gopperth travelled across the Irish Sea to the open arms of Wasps where, in 45 games, he has …

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Jimmy Gopperth Named Premiership Player Of The Month

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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 …

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Wasps Coach Dai Young Has Given An Update On Danny Cipriani’s Head Injury

Wasps head coach Dai Young has said that fly-half Danny Cipriani’s head injury “is nothing serious” following the playmaker’s departure from Wasps 20-15 win over the Northampton Saints on Saturday in Franklin’s Gardens. Cipriani was withdrawn early in the second half after colliding with Saints number 8 Louis Picamoles and did not return to the pitch as Jimmy Gopperth would move …

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Aviva Premiership Team Of The Week: Round Two

Exeter Chiefs v Saracens - Aviva Premiership

We’ve completed the second round of the Aviva Premiership. At the Rec, Bath ran up a big scoreline, beating the Newcastle Falcons 58-5. The top two teams from last year battled it out at Sandy Park, however Saracens came away with an easy victory. Northampton Saints breezed past Bristol, meanwhile Harlequins overcame Sale. Wasps won at Welford road for the first …

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Aviva Premiership Team Of The Week- Round One

Saracens v Worcester Warriors - Aviva Premiership

The Aviva Premiership has begun! It’s been an enthralling, fanatic and energetic start to the 2016/17 season. Saracens carried on their dominance over English rugby with the largest win of the weekend against Worcester Warriors. Leicester Tigers produced a record breaking comeback against Gloucester to come out on top at Kingsholm. Meanwhile in Newcastle, the Falcons managed to pick up …

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By Numbers: Newcastle Falcons In The Premiership

Even though Newcastle won the first Premiership title of the professional era, they have since struggled to impose themselves as genuine title contenders in the league having never finished higher than sixth since 1998. We take a look at their statistical history in the Premiership. Team Records Biggest win: A 56 – 10 thrashing of Rotherham back on 9th November …

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Statistically Speaking This Is The Premiership’s Team Of The Season

Wasps v London Irish - Aviva Premiership

Based on statistical evidence this is the Premiership’s team of the season. The guys over at rugby.net have for some time now, compiled lists detailing the best players in the world. Using mathematically generated data, they claim to objectively rate players from each of rugby’s elite competitions. Using their Rugby Net Rating Engine, thy interoperate an array of statistics, give them a weighting according …

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Andy Goode Exclusive: Eddie Jones’ Warning Will Act As A Rocket For England’s Players To Perform This Weekend

Newcastle Falcons v Harlequins - Aviva Premiership

Our newest columnist, Andy Goode, explains why Eddie Jones’ recent comments will motivate England’s players further ahead this weekend’s Champions Cup semi finals. Although Eddie Jones caused a good deal of controversy by claiming that there were four or five individuals who have shown the wrong attitude since the Six Nations, I feel he is using the media to motivate his players as the …

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Twitter Reacts To Wasps’ Last Minute Win Over Exeter Chiefs

Wasps v Exeter Chiefs - European Rugby Champions Cup Quarter Final

Wasps qualified for the Champions Cup semi finals after a last gasp 25-24 win over Exeter Chiefs. Just as it seemed that the Exeter Chiefs were going to hold on and claim a spot in the European Rugby Champions Cup semi finals, they were denied by Jimmy Gopperth’s last gasp conversion. Gopperth was given the opportunity to win the game …

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