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.

All Blacks duo return to Wasps 23

Wasps run riot against depleted Saracens outfit at Ricoh Arena

Yarde treble sends Sharks second, Wasps rout Sarries

‘Surreal’ – how Jacob Umaga’s time in England camp is benefiting Wasps

‘No positives’ for McCall as Wasps sting Saracens

What is going on at Wasps? Dai Young’s shock exit, the demolition of Saracens and their new head …


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…

What is going on at Wasps? Dai Young’s shock exit, the demolition of Saracens and their new head …

Freddie Burns set to exit Bath Rugby amid Super Rugby, Top 14 and Top League interest – reports


Conrad Smith

Conrad needs no introduction does he really?

All Black great Conrad Smith on the players’ place in rugby’s future plans and South Africa in the …


Tom Lawday

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

Harlequins team to face Exeter announced

Making Predictions: Major League Rugby Week 4


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.

Ma’a Nonu remains undefeated in United States as ex-All Blacks wing scores on MLR debut

Brace of Ma’a Nonu tries keeps San Diego Legion’s unbeaten start to MLR alive

Making predictions major league rugby week 4