Sean 'Grass' Hoppe

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Playing Career

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Sean Edward Hoppe
Nickname(s)
Grass
Born
Tuesday, 19th January, 1971
Current Age
53 years and 145 days

Honours & Awards

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Test Series
Papua New Guinea vs New Zealand 1994, New Zealand vs France 1995, New Zealand vs Great Britain 1996, Papua New Guinea vs New Zealand 1996, Great Britain vs New Zealand 1998, Baskerville Shield 2002
Challenge Cup AU
1993
Super League
1999, 2000, 2002
Challenge Cup
2001
World Club Challenge
2001
Dally M Winger Of The Year
1995

Biography

Flying Kiwi winger scored two great tries, including a spectacular intercept, to set up NZ's 14-all draw in the First Test in Auckland in 1993. Hoppe played in all three Tests of the Trans Tasman series but was cut from the Canberra club at year's end for signing a letter of intent with the Auckland Warriors. After playing in two Tests against Great Britain on the 1993-94 Kiwi tour of England and France he spent the 1994 season giving good service to Norths - ironically taking the place of his NZ Test teammate Darryl Halligan. Hoppe played for the Warriors in the club’s formative years before signing with St Helens for three seasons (1999-01). In 2000 he represented the Maori team in the World Cup.
- ALAN WHITICKER

Playing Career Statistics

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Competitions

Competition   Comp Wins App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Anzac Tests - 3 2 -   - 8 1 2 0 33.33% List
World Cup - 6 3 -   - 12 4 2 0 66.67% List
Tour Matches New Zealand - 18 8 -   - 32 13 4 1 72.22% List
Test Series 6 23 10 -   - 40 11 9 3 47.83% List
NSWRL/ARL/Super League/NRL Premiership - 152 81 -   - 324 77 73 2 50.66% List
NSWRL/ARL/Super League/NRL Finals - 5 - -   - - 1 4 0 20.00% List
Super League 3 85 32 -   - 128 67 17 1 78.82% List
Challenge Cup 1 10 3 -   - 12 8 2 0 80.00% List
Super League Finals - 13 3 -   - 12 10 3 0 76.92% List
World Club Challenge 1 2 1 -   - 4 1 1 0 50.00% List
Challenge Cup AU 1 7 4 -   - 16 5 2 0 71.43% List


International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years   App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
New Zealand 1992-99, 2002   35 17 -   - 68 18 14 3 51.43% List
NZ Maori 2000   2 - -   - - 1 1 0 50.00% List
Overall1992-2002   37 17 0   0 68 19 15 3 51.35% List

World Cup Matches - By Team

Team Years   App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
New Zealand 1992, 1995   4 3 -   - 12 3 1 0 75.00% List
NZ Maori 2000   2 - -   - - 1 1 0 50.00% List
Overall1992-2000   6 3 0   0 12 4 2 0 66.67% List


Club Career

NSWRL/ARL/Super League/NRL Premiership - By Year

Team Season   App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Canberra NSWRL 1992 Winfield Cup   17 6 -   - 24 7 10 0 41.18% List
Canberra NSWRL 1993 Winfield Cup   22 16 -   - 64 15 6 1 68.18% List
North Sydney NSWRL 1994 Winfield Cup   25 15 -   - 60 18 6 1 72.00% List
Auckland ARL 1995 Winfield Cup   22 19 -   - 76 13 9 0 59.09% List
Auckland ARL 1996 Optus Cup   20 7 -   - 28 9 11 0 45.00% List
Auckland Super League 1997 Telstra Cup   18 11 -   - 44 7 11 0 38.89% List
Auckland 1998 NRL Premiership   15 5 -   - 20 5 10 0 33.33% List
Auckland 1999 NRL Premiership   13 2 -   - 8 3 10 0 23.08% List

NSWRL/ARL/Super League/NRL Premiership - By Team

Team Years   App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Canberra 1992-93   39 22 -   - 88 22 16 1 56.41% List
North Sydney 1994   25 15 -   - 60 18 6 1 72.00% List
Warriors 1995-99   88 44 -   - 176 37 51 0 42.05% List
Overall1992-1999   152 81 0   0 324 77 73 2 50.66% List

English Career - By Year

Team Season   App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
St Helens 1999   5 - -   - - 7 2 0 140.00% List
St Helens 2000   28 9 -   - 48 26 5 0 92.86% List
St Helens 2001   33 14 -   - 56 25 10 1 75.76% List
St Helens 2002   31 13 -   - 52 28 6 0 90.32% List

English Career - By Team

Team Years   App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
St Helens 1999-02   97 36 -   - 156 76 20 1 78.35% List

Your Say

  • Mike McMahon
    30/06/2012

    Choppy was a full blown superstar in every right, on and off the field . He made an instant impact when he came to saints as a winger , his vision and knowledge of the game is second to none ,,, and he always found his way to the try line.
    A hard working athlete with an amazing die hard attitude.
    We knew each off the the pitch with Sean only living round the corner from me,,, after the game finished Sean went into renovating houses ,,, and in true choppy fashion became very good very quickly ,,, good luck were ever ya are chops
    Mikey boy

  • Sheryl
    19/10/2021

    Sean was our landlord in St. Helens when he played for Saints He is such a lovely guy and nothing was too much trouble for him. A true gent

  • TYRONE RETI
    30/04/2023

    HEY YA SEAN ,JUS LIKE TO SAY IT WAS A BLAST PLAYING WITH YOU AND THE BROS FRM ELLERSLIE EAGLES,GI FALCONR AND TIGERS TOUCH TEAM,ALL DA BEST BRO,2 U AND AL DA WHANAU,STL C SOME OF DA BROS AND U MADE US PROUD FROM GI!

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Contributions: Rugby League Tables, Andrew Ferguson, AJ Lucantonio, Shawn Dollin, Terry Liberopoulos, Paul Carter, Greg Fiveash, Steven Russo, Max Turner, Alan Katzmann, Cymru RL, Bill Bates

Sources: David Middleton's Rugby League Yearbook (1987-88 to present), Richard Bailey's Rugby League World, Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook (1981-82 to 1999)