England fly half Danny Cipriani arrested and charged over assaulting a police officer at a nightclub
The 30-year-old faces court on Thursday and is fighting for his career just months after forcing his way into Eddie Jones’ squad
England fly half Danny Cipriani has been arrested and charged by police over assaulting a police officer at a nightclub in Jersey, his club Gloucester Rugby said.
The club confirmed the incident happened in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
“This afternoon, 30-year-old Daniel Cipriani was charged with common assault, larceny, assault on police, resisting arrest and disorderly on licensed premises,” Jersey Police said in a statement.
“He has been remanded in custody until his court appearance at the Magistrates Court at 10am [5pm Hong Kong time] on Thursday.”
Cipriani joined Gloucester at the end of last season from Premiership rivals Wasps and had completed a training session on Tuesday.
Cipriani won his 16th England cap in the third test against South Africa in June, his first start for the national team since 2008.
He has been warned by England coach Eddie Jones over his conduct following a number of off-field issues during his career, including a fight at training with a Wasps teammate and a nightclub incident while playing for Australia’s Melbourne Rebels in 2011.
Cipriani was also hit by a bus on a night out with Sale teammates in 2013. Gloucester said they will make a further announcement in due course.