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Jimmy Gopperth signs a new deal with Wasps

Published 12/10/2016

Jimmy Gopperth has agreed a new contract with Aviva Premiership club Wasps
Jimmy Gopperth has agreed a new contract with Aviva Premiership club Wasps

New Zealander Jimmy Gopperth has signed a new deal with Aviva Premiership club Wasps.

Wasps' announcement did not disclose the length of contract, but the 33-year-old follows Dan Robson, Thomas Young and Kearnan Myall, who all recently agreed fresh terms.

Gopperth is the Premiership's top scorer this season, having moved impressively from fly-half to inside centre following Danny Cipriani's return to the club.

" I believe there is a lot still to come from this squad," Gopperth said . "We've been learning our ways and making good progress, but I feel there's more to come.

"We obviously have a few more people to come in which will help our cause, but we're just looking to improve every single week. We are on the right track, but we've still got plenty to learn."

Wasps rugby director Dai Young paid tribute to Gopperth and underlined his importance to the set-up.

" Jimmy is a very important player for us, on and off the field," Young said. " He has played a big part in moving the club forward since he arrived.

"Aside from his skills and attitude on the pitch, his leadership, professionalism and encouragement of everyone around him are hugely valuable to the squad.

"We all know how good a 10 Jimmy is, but his versatility has also really benefited the squad this season, as he has shown his capability at the highest level as a 12 and has also covered 15 for us when needed.

"He is a top man who always puts the team first, and because of that he is highly-respected and is the type of player other players play for."

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