11 May 2017

Jimmy Gopperth named English Premiership player of the year

11:15 am on 11 May 2017

The former Hurricanes now Wasps first-five Jimmy Gopperth has been named the English Premiership's players' player of the year by the Rugby Players' Association.

Wasps first-five Jimmy Gopperth.

Wasps first-five Jimmy Gopperth. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

The 33-year-old New Zealander led the Premiership points charts with 266 points as The Wasps ended the regular season top of the table for the first time.

"I'm very humbled and surprised to win this award and I am even more proud for the recognition shown by my fellow players," Gopperth said.

"I am very lucky to be part of such a driven and successful club, and my teammates deserve this award as much as I do, I'm sure I will look back at this moment down the track and be extremely proud."

Former All Blacks first-five Dan Carter was inducted into the Rugby Players' Association Hall of Fame at the annual dinner in Battersea.