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Fly-half / Centre

Jimmy Gopperth

  • Date of Birth29 Jun 1983
  • BirthplaceNew Plymouth, New Zealand
  • Height1.79m (5' 10)


Lumbers is Leicester’s most recognised jewellery store. With a history dating back to 1881, only one year younger than the Tigers, this multi-award winning business has sponsored and supported the Tigers for decades.

Find out more about Lumbers on their website: www.lumbers.co.uk

Jimmy Gopperth joined Leicester Tigers ahead of the 2022/23 season.

The versatile back made the move across the Midlands from fellow Gallagher Premiership club Wasps.

Born in New Zealand, he was selected to represent Wellington’s provincial team in 2003 after impressing for Old Boys University, before signing with Super Rugby side the Hurricanes in 2005.

Gopperth represented New Zealand Under-21 and the Junior All Blacks before moving to Auckland in 2008 and represented North Harbour and The Blues in Super Rugby before moving to the northern hemisphere in 2009 to join Newcastle Falcons.

After more than 100 appearances for Newcastle, he joined Leinster Rugby for two seasons and returned to the Premiership with Wasps in 2015.

Gopperth has won both the Premiership Player of the Year and RPA Players' Player of the Year awards, as well as the Golden Boot in 2016/17 as the league’s top points-scorer. He sits in fourth place on the Premiership’s all-time points-scorer list after more than 200 appearances in the English top flight.

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