Danny Cipriani’s misdemeanours during his rugby career


England and Gloucester fly-half Danny Cipriani was fined £2,000 on Thursday over an assault at a Jersey bar.

Here, Press Association looks at the 30-year-old’s misdemeanours during his rugby career.

March 2008

Rugby Union – England Training – Bath University
Danny Cipriani during a training session at University of Bath in 2008 (David Davies/PA)

October 2008

Rugby Union – Guinness Premiership Final – London Wasps v Leicester Tigers – Twickenham
Josh Lewsey had a confrontation with Wasps team-mate Cipriani (David Davies/PA)

March 2011

Rugby Union – Guinness Premiership – Leicester Tigers v London Wasps – Welford Road
Cipriani left Wasps for a spell in Australia (David Davies/PA)

April 2013

Cipriani suffered bruising and concussion after being struck by a bus in Leeds. He was on a team night-out with Sale Sharks when the incident happened. Cipriani was thought to have run across a road and misjudged the bus’s speed. He later tweeted: “Thank you for all the well wishes. My ribs are a bit sore. Feel like I’ve been hit by a bus.”

October 2015

Rugby Union – QBE International 2014 – England v New Zealand – Twickenham
England coach Mike Catt is understood to have had a run in with the stand-off (David Davies/PA)

June 2016

Danny Cipriani court case
England and Sale Sharks rugby player Danny Cipriani leaving Westminster Magistrates’ Court (Yui Mok/PA)

August 2018

Danny Cipriani arrested
Court artist sketch of Danny Cipriani appearing at Jersey Magistrates’ Court (Elizabeth Cook/PA)


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