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Jimmy Gopperth
New Zealand
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Full name James A. Gopperth
Born June 29, 1983, New Plymouth
Current age 31 years 33 days
Major teams Blues, Hurricanes, Junior All Blacks, Leinster, Newcastle Falcons
Position Fly-half
Height 5 ft 10 in
Weight 194 lb

English Premiership
Team Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All matches 2009-2012 65 64 1 670 5 51 178 3 16 42 7 30.00
Newcastle Falcons 2009-2012 65 64 1 670 5 51 178 3 16 42 7 30.00
Profile

Newcastle recruited Gopperth when Jonny Wilkinson decided to join Toulon in the summer of 2009. Gopperth proved an able replacement. He contributed 219 points to be the Premiership's top scorer in his first season.

His best individual performance for Newcastle came on a Friday night at Sale in late April when the team needed victory to avoid being plunged into relegation trouble. He ignored nerves to score 27 of his team's points in a crucial 32-30 win.

Gopperth had a distinguished record before his arrival by slotting 363 points in 53 games for the Blues and Hurricanes in the Super 14. He also played for the Junior All Blacks and the successful New Zealand Under-21s at the 2004 Junior World Cup. He lists surfing among his favourite hobbies and has given Newcastle colleagues lessons on the North East coast.

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Jan 17, 2014
A bloodied Jimmy Gopperth walks off the pitch
A bloodied Jimmy Gopperth walks off the pitch
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Jul 26, 2013
Gordon D'Arcy, Cian Healy and Jimmy Gopperth model the new Leinster shirt
Gordon D'Arcy, Cian Healy and Jimmy Gopperth model the new Leinster shirt
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May 29, 2013
Jimmy Gopperth leads the Newcastle celebrations
Jimmy Gopperth leads the Newcastle celebrations
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May 29, 2013
Newcastle's Jimmy Gopperth celebrates with the Championship trophy
Newcastle's Jimmy Gopperth celebrates with the Championship trophy
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