Newcastle Falcons fly-half Jimmy Gopperth was on hand to deliver a kicking master-class to members of the media today to mark the Malhotra Group’s partnership with the club.
Cameras strapped to his ankle and forehead courtesy of Sky Tyne and Wear, the two times Aviva Premiership golden boot winner, who is sponsored by the North East leisure group, kicked goals into the Malhotra Group Stand.
Speaking ahead of this Sunday’s British and Irish Cup clash with Newport at Kingston Park, Gopperth said: “We’ve had a great start to the season and things are going very well with 14 wins out of 14, and we want to continue this unbeaten run on Sunday.
I hope to be kicking more goals into the Malhotra Group Stand this weekend.”
Topping Pool 4 of the British and Irish Cup, Gopperth is eying cup glory, but insists the main prize is promotion back to the Premiership.
“Of course it would be nice to win the cup come the end of the season, but our main focus is on the Championship, and making an immediate return to the top tier of English rugby,” added Gopperth.
The Malhotra Group began working with the Falcons towards the end of the 2011-12 campaign when they sponsored the club’s end of season Big Bash event.
Sponsoring Gopperth this term, the Malhotra Group have sponsored a series of matches as the Falcons continue their charge back to the big time.
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