19 May 2010

Gopperth wins English rugby award

1:29 pm on 19 May 2010

The former Hurricanes first five eighth Jimmy Gopperth has won the golden boot award in the English rugby Premiership.

Gopperth finished with 219 points for the Newcastle Falcons.

His Newcastle team-mate, the former All Black prop Carl Hayman, was named in the dream team of the competition.

The Northampton and England winger Chris Ashton was named Premiership Player of the Season.