Former Leinster and current Wasps out-half Jimmy Gopperth picked up a souvenir from his side’s English Premiership clash with the Leicester Tigers on Sunday.
Having left Irish shores in 2015 after failing to secure a contract extension with the Dublin-based province, 33-year-old Gopperth travelled across the Irish Sea to the open arms of Wasps where, in 45 games, he has amassed over 450 points for the Premiership side.
Following a bruising 22-16 victory over the Tigers in the latest round of league fixtures, the New Zealand native managed to collect more that a hard fought win.
Posting to his Instagram account, Gopperth shared with his fans this graphic image of a nasty gash he managed to pick up for his troubles.
Requiring some 12 stitches to close the wound, Gopperth was quick to see the funny side to his injury, conceding that his chances of a modelling career are over.
It is not known just how the dynamic number 10 managed to pick up the injury but he really doesn’t appear that upset with the result of whatever boot or collision he got his faced involved with.
Aside from the face wound, Leinster fans will be happy to hear their former out-half is enjoying life in England with the table-topping club from Coventry.
We wish him a speedy recovery.
Gary Brennan, Pundit Arena
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