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 that we don’t have included, then please let us know pete@oburugby.com

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.

Wasps stretch winning streak over Worcester Warriors to 11 after edging out 26-30

Wasps leave it late to sting Worcester

Wasps Rugby injury latest: Malakai Fekitoa, Joe Launchbury, Matteo Minozzi, Thomas Young

Premiership de Gallagher: Bristol victory derby, Exeter loses Sale at home | Rugby Union News

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…

Gallagher Premiership weekend guide: Saracens look to youth for London derby

Will Rowlands and Matteo Minozzi in Wasps’ team to face Worcester Warriors

How All Blacks icon Tana Umaga’s nephew ended up playing for England

The highlight reels for the young new players in the England rugby team are seriously impressive

How New Zealand NPC stint helped fast-track Jacob Umaga to England’s Six Nations rugby squad

Next generation Umaga picked for England

Conrad Smith

Conrad needs no introduction does he really?

Full field and generous support for bushfire charity golf


Bryn Evans

Brynn had a short stint with OBU in 2011

Sharks bite at Sandy Park to strengthen bid for top-two finish