Supporters take to social media to pay tribute to Jimmy Gopperth
January 8, 2015 12:00 am client
Leinster Rugby supporters paid tribute to Jimmy Gopperth on social media yesterday when it was announced that he would be leaving the province at the end of the season
The news of Gopperth’s departure was announced on LeinsterRugby.ie yesterday afternoon, and following the breaking news supporters took to Twitter to express their gratitude for Jimmy’s time at Leinster.
Jimmy scored 239 points for Leinster last season, which ended with the PRO12 title being retained in the RDS Arena with a win over Glasgow Warriors. He has made 103 successful kicks at goal during his time at Leinster, placing him at seventh in the all-time list of Leinster goal kickers. Click here for more stats.
With Leinster in the playoff spots in the Guinness PRO12 and joint top in Pool 2 of the Champions Cup with Harlequins, there is still plenty to play for this season and many supporters said they were hoping to see Jimmy lift more trophies with Leinster at the end of this season before he departs for Wasps, with the man himself also eyeing up more silverware.
Thanks for all the support and messages, loved my time with @leinsterrugby and still plenty to play for ??
— jimmy gopperth (@jimmygopps) January 7, 2015
— Denise McGuinness (@denisemcg78) January 7, 2015
— Bás C. Ryan (@BazCRyan) January 7, 2015
— Jules Fitz (@jules_dub) January 7, 2015
Great guy, great player. #ThanksJimmy for helping us lift another trophy last season. Now let’s lift a couple more this May…
— Le’o the Lion (@LeinsterLeo) January 7, 2015
— Colm O’Donoghue (@ColmODonoghue) January 7, 2015
— Mark Hanlon (@markhan30) January 7, 2015
— Robert Dixon (@thinkofaanimal) January 7, 2015
— trevor smith (@trevors_smith) January 7, 2015
— David Cahill (@docathail) January 7, 2015