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

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 16 August, 2018, 12:37pm
UPDATED : Thursday, 16 August, 2018, 3:35pm

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.

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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.