Rugby: Lima Sopoaga denies rumours he is leaving London heavyweights Wasps

Lima Sopoaga in action for Wasps
Lima Sopoaga in action for Wasps Photo credit: Getty

Former All Black Liam Sopoaga has quashed speculation he is leaving his Uk rugby club, Wasps. 

The 28-year-old has produced mixed results since his move north in 2018 and recently lost his place in the starting side to Jacob Umaga - nephew of All Blacks great Tana. 

British media reported on the weekend that Sopoaga would not be extending his stay with the London club beyond the current season. The former Highlanders playmaker has an option for a third season with Wasps, but reports suggested he would be on the move.

Sopoaga has shot down the rumours on social media.

"If everything rumoured about me were true, I'd be in five different places in the world at once, 7foot tall and playing for the Lakers... ok the last two aren't rumours, just my dreams," Sopoaga said. 

"I'm not going anywhere. If you wanna find me, I'll be chasing my 2 year old on her scooter around Leamington."

In September Sopoaga told CoventryLive he felt he was finally settling into life as a professional in the UK after recovering from an injury-plagued first season. 

"It was just coming into this year knowing I didn't achieve the things I wanted to achieve. Reflecting on maybe my mindset, asking myself why I didn't achieve those things. 

"It came back to that and I boiled it down to, just worrying. Worrying too much about this and that. A whole bunch of other stuff.

"Just having fun and putting a smile on my face, at the end of the day it is just a game and is something I've always enjoyed doing."

Sopoaga played 18 tests for the All Blacks between 2015-2017. 

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