Danny Cipriani's England career in doubt after assault charge

Aubrey Yates
August 16, 2018

England rugby star Danny Cipriani has pleaded guilty at Jersey Magistrates' Court to charges of common assault and resisting arrest following an incident in a nightclub on the island.

England rugby global Cipriani was involved in an incident that took place at the Jersey nightclub St Helier and was arrested by police.

The arrest was confirmed by a Jersey police spokesperson.

Danny Cipriani's future as an England player was cast in doubt yesterday after he was charged with multiple offences in relation to an incident outside a nightclub in Jersey.

A female police officer suffered bruising to her neck at the Royal Yacht Hotel in St Helier, Jersey Magistrates' Court heard.

"He was arrested and has since been charged by police".

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Gloucester confirmed he had been arrested and charged, and that he will be appearing in court.

After appearing in court on Thursday he was fined £1,500 for resisting arrest and £500 for assault.

He has only played 16 times for England since he first broke onto the worldwide scene aged 20 in 2008.

The 30-year-old fly-half made his first start in a Test match for his country for 10 years against South Africa in Cape Town in June.

Glouster Rugby had been carrying out pre-season training with the Jersey Reds on the island.

"The club will be issuing no further comment at this time but will make a further announcement in due course".

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