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Kiwi Gopperth earns top UK rugby gong

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 10/05/2017
Jimmy Gopperth. © PPAUK/REX/Shutterstock Jimmy Gopperth.

Wasps fly-half Jimmy Gopperth has been named players' player of the year by the Rugby Players' Association.

The 33-year-old New Zealander, who has played for both the Blues and Hurricanes, led the Aviva Premiership points charts with 266 as Wasps ended the regular season top of the table for the first time.

Former All Blacks fly-half Dan Carter was inducted into the RPA Hall of Fame at Wednesday night's annual dinner in Battersea, while Bath's Zach Mercer scooped the young player of the year award.

Saracens and British and Irish Lions playmaker Owen Farrell was named England player of the year, while Tamara Taylor received the women's player of the year accolade.

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