New deal for Gopperth

New deal for Gopperth

Jimmy Gopperth has signed a new contract with Wasps, the Premiership club have confirmed.

The 33-year-old Kiwi joined Dai Young's side from Leinster in the summer of 2015 and has gone on to become a key member of the starting XV.

Danny Cipriani's arrival at the Ricoh Arena has seen him feature at inside centre so far this season, while he has also appeared in his preferred fly-half role and at full-back for the club.

He is currently the Premiership's leading points scorer with 90 from his first six games and has formed a fruitful partnership alongside Cipriani in the playmaker roles.

Gopperth has now extended his stay at the Ricoh Arena for an unspecified period and says he is excited about the future of the club.

He told the club's official website: "I'm really pleased to have signed a new contract with Wasps. The way the club's going and the direction we're moving in as a squad, the quality of players and coaching staff we have, it's just a great fit.

"I believe there's a lot still to come from this squad. We've been learning our ways and making good progress, but I feel there's more to come. We're on the right track but we've still got plenty to learn."