3G – Goats Gone Grazing is to help us keep up with what’s happening for former Goats now plying their trade overseas and in the news.

It is based off stored google searches so sometimes the stories don’t feature much content about the player we’re interested in, but we usually post them anyway! If you’ve noticed a player that is hitting the headlines overseas taht we don’t have included, then please let us know [email protected]

Jimmy Gopperth

Jimmy played for OBU until 2008 when he headed over to the UK to play for the Newcastle Falcons. During that time he played for The Hurricanes, the Blues, NZ Secondary Schools, NZ Universities, and was a World Cup Under 21 winner.

Jimmy was raised in Taranaki and came through the NPOB school.

The Saracens player Wasps fans would most love to sign

Bog Seat trophy – how ‘boyish fun’ turned into 70-year rugby tradition

Wasps injury updates ahead of Bordeaux Begles clash

Kiwis in Europe: Clermont’s ex-Pat contingent continue blistering run in Champions Cup

WATCH: Hilarious moment Wasps rugby star Jimmy Gopperth fixed the pitch mid-match!

Agen 24-52 Wasps – Jimmy Gopperth scores twice in eight-try victory

 

Lima Sopoaga

Lima came to OBU in 2010 from Wellington College with a couple of his mates Titapu Pairama-Lewington and Hanipale Galo covering Jerseys 10 out to 13. He was part of the NZ team that retained the Junior world title in 2011. He played a season for Wellington before switching to Dunedin and playing for the Highlanders for several years, and of course the All Blacks.

Lima has started a podcast which you can find your favourite format and take a listen here…

Wasps 0-27 Bordeaux Begles – fourth-straight Ricoh Arena defeat

Wasps v Bordeaux Begles LIVE – teams news and updates from Ricoh Arena clash

The Saracens player Wasps fans would most love to sign

Kiwis in Europe: Clermont’s ex-Pat contingent continue blistering run in Champions Cup

Eight-try Wasps outclass Agen with 24-52 win

Rugby: Wasps’ signing of former All Blacks star Lima Sopoaga slammed by top UK pundit

Agen 24-52 Wasps – Jimmy Gopperth scores twice in eight-try victory

Wasps team news – Lima Sopoaga and Simon McIntryre return to face Agen

‘He’s going to be great’: Former All Blacks star predicts big future for Wasps youngster Jacob Umaga

Wasps media session ahead of Agen trip – RECAP

Wasps injury updates – Simon McIntyre, Will Rowlands, Jacob Umaga, Joe Launchbury

Classy Jacob Umaga has the genes to succeed, says Wasps teammate Fekitoa

 

TJ Ioane

TJ was part of the team from 2008-2010, including when we last won the Hardham Cup. He came through Wellington College and now plays for London Irish and Samoa.

He was also in the Wellington Academy for three years, played for the Highlanders and Otago and was in NZ the Secondary Schools team in 2007.

Two key Wales stars suffer injuries a fortnight out from Six Nations

Kiwis in Europe: Clermont’s ex-Pat contingent continue blistering run in Champions Cup

European Challenge Cup: Bayonne v London Irish

 

Conrad Smith

Conrad needs no introduction does he?

Clive Woodward urges England to stage ‘All Blacks-style’ trial before Six Nations

NZ Rugby’s big challenge: Super Rugby is getting younger

TJ Perenara and Dane Coles team up to lead the Hurricanes

 

Tom Lawday

Tom came out to OBU on a gap year from England and played in the 2013 & 14 seasons.

Audio picks up Joe Marler confrontation with former England international in bid to save ref

Nakarawa among 8 players registered for final round of European action

BUCS Super Rugby ‘now a real viable pathway’ – Alex Keay

 

Danny Tusitala

Danny played a season for OBU in 2015. He then went back to Auckland and has played for the NPC team. He is now playing in the American Major League Rugby.

https://www.florugby.com/articles/6650411-old-glory-dc-reveals-initial-36-man-mlr-roster

 

Matt Coade

Matt played 1st 5 for OBU Colts Green in 2016. He is now playing league back in Ireland and has been selected in the squad to play the Kiwis at the League World Cup

https://www.seriousaboutrl.com/seven-super-league-players-included-in-ireland-squad-22883/