Jimmy Gopperth plays down talks of retirement

Jimmy Gopperth joined Wasps in 2015
Jimmy Gopperth joined Wasps in 2015

Wasps fly-half Jimmy Gopperth has played down talks about his retirement ahead of the 2021/22 season.

Having started his career with provincial side Wellington in 2003, Gopperth had featured for Hurricanes, North Harbour, Blues, Newcastle Falcons and Leinster before heading to Ricoh Arena in 2015.

He has already amassed 859 points for Wasps in 103 Premiership games along with another 670 for Newcastle Falcons in 65 matches and is positioned seventh among the most points scored in the competition's history.

Despite turning 38 in June, Gopperth feels he still has time left in his playing career.

"The way I am training, the way I am feeling, there's no chance," said Gopperth to Coventry Live.

"The only problem is, is getting contracts. That's the only problem! I am feeling pretty good in myself. We've just got to see how this season plays out.

"Hopefully, I'll get the opportunity to play and put my best foot forward and hopefully earn myself the right to play another season or two."

Wasps will kick-start their 2021/22 season of the Gallagher Premiership with a clash against Bristol Bears at Ricoh Arena on 25th September.