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Who is Danny Cipriani?
Danny Cipriani is an English rugby union player who plays for Bath in the Premiership. Besides, he previously played Premiership rugby for Gloucester, Sale Sharks, Wasps, as well as Super Rugby for Melbourne Rebels.
Furthermore, he has also represented England at the international level. Accordingly, Cipriani has represented England 16 times since joining the Wasps academy in 2003.
Currently, Danny Cipriani has been immediately withdrawn from the Gloucester team, according to several media sources.
Profile of Danny Cipriani
|Full Name||Danny Cipriani|
|Popular As||Danny Cipriani|
|Birthdate||2nd November 1987|
|Place of Birth||Roehampton, London, England|
|Profession||Pro Rugby Player|
|Race / Ethnicity||Mixed (Afro-Trinidadian, Italian & English)|
|Age||35 Years Old|
|Eye color||Light Brown|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Parents||Jay Cipriani (Father) & Anne Cipriani (Mother)|
|Net Worth||$1-$5 mIllion USD|
Danny Cipriani is a well-known rugby player from the United Kingdom. Moreover, he is an English rugby league footballer who has recently made touch with Gloucester City of the Premier League. He also played as a winger and a midfielder. He also played for the England national team.
Early-life, Education & Family of Cipriani
Danny Cipriani was born in Roehampton, London, England, on November 2, 1987. Accordingly, his father is of Afro-Trinidadian descent with a distant Italian ancestor, and his mother is English. Besides, Cipriani’s parents, Jay and Anne, divorced shortly after he was born. However, Cipriani was able to maintain contact with his father after he returned to Trinidad.
As regards to his education, Cipriani attended Wimbledon College, Donhead, a prep school in London. After being recognized as a rugby genius at Donhead, he was awarded a full scholarship and recommended to transfer to the Junior House of The Oratory School near Reading to continue his education. And, after Common Entrance, he transferred to Whitgift School in Croydon.
Before going Professional
Cipriani has always been a talented all-round athlete. He used to play junior football for Queens Park Rangers and was offered youth contracts by Reading. He also represented Berkshire and Oxfordshire in schoolboy cricket. As a batsman, he was invited to join Surrey County Cricket Club. He was also a county squash player. He began his rugby career at Rosslyn Park in Roehampton, where he acquired a passion for the sport.
He joined the Wasps Academy in 2003 and promptly established a reputation for himself as a capable defender. In the Powergen Cup, he made his debut against Bristol when he was 17 years old in December 2004. And, in the 2006–07 seasons, Cipriani became a full-time member of the Wasps Academy.
Apart from this, Cipriani also served as captain of England’s under-16 team. He played fly-half for England in the Under-19 World Cup. However, owing to a head injury, he was unable to completing the competition.
Career Stats of Danny Cipriani
Cipriani joined the Wasps Academy in 2003 and promptly established a reputation for himself as a capable defender. In the Powergen Cup, he made his debut against Bristol when he was 17 years old in December 2004. And, in the 2006–07 seasons, Cipriani became a full-time member of the Wasps Academy.
Prior to actually making more frequent appearances for the first squad in 2007, he played for the Wasps under-21 team and Wasps A team. However, he was unable to participate in Wasps’ win in the 2007–08 Premiership final due to an ankle injury.
On October 1, 2008, Cipriani made his spectacular return to Wasps in a Premiership match against Bath. Cipriani also played with Wasps during the 2009–10 season.
Similarly, in August 2010, Cipriani trained with Melbourne Rebels, as well as London football team Tottenham Hotspur. Likewise, Cipriani trained with the Milton Keynes Dons in September 2010 and was reportedly offered a contract provided he did not enjoy his first season in Melbourne.
Subsequently, Cipriani signed a new three-year contract with the Sale Sharks. He began playing for Sharks at the opening of the 2013–14 season. Cipriani was appointed to England’s 30-man team for the three-match tour to New Zealand in June 2014 in May 2014.
Later, Cipriani announced his return to the Wasps for the 2016–17 season in February 2016. Moreover, Cipriani joined Gloucester Rugby for the 2018–19 season after two seasons with Wasps. Unfortunately, he left Gloucester on December 15, 2020, according to reports.
Currently, He is contracted to a one-year contract with Bath ahead of the 2021–22 season, which began in March 2021. Further, from early May 2021, he has been a member of the club.
Acknowledgements & Achievements
On July 1, 2008, Danny Cipriani was selected to the England Saxons squad. Also, the Rugby Players Association named him Player of the Year in May 2019.
Accidents & Scandal
Cipriani was involved in a training ground altercation with a teammate in 2008. Following Lewsey’s accusation of Cipriani missing multiple tackles during a full-contact practice, the feud escalated. Apparently, Cipriani had spent three years in Australia with the Melbourne Rebels along with Lloyd Johansson.
Accordingly, during a boozy night out in April 2013, he was nearly hit by a double decker bus as he attempted to cross the road while misjudging the bus’s speed.
Besides, on June 1, 2015, Cipriani was detained for drunk driving when the vehicle he was driving collided with a cab. And, on June 24, 2016, he was found guilty of drunk driving after a five-day trial at Westminster Magistrates’ Court. As a consequence, he was obliged to pay a total of £7,620 in fines and fees, as well as an 18-month driving prohibition.
Moreover, Cipriani has also had issues with the Rebels because of his off-field conduct. He was accused of taking a bottle of vodka from behind a Melbourne bar after the team’s first match, a loss to the NSW Waratahs. He was penalized his match compensation by the club.
And, on 15 August 2018, Cipriani was detained while on a pre-season tour in Jersey, following an altercation at a nightclub in St Helier. Later that day, he was convicted of assault on a doorman, larceny, assault on a policewoman, resisting arrest, and being unruly on licensed premises.
Personal-life & Relationships of Danny Cipriani
Danny was in an on-again, off-again romance with model Kelly Brook. Additionally, he was in a relationship with Sophie Gradon. Also, Grafon is a well-recognised reality TV star. Besides, Cipriani also dated Caroline Flack, a television presenter, in 2019.
Currently, he is married to Victoria Rose, his former fiancée. Regrettably, the couple’s unborn baby died at 24 weeks of pregnancy.
Furthermore, Cipriani revealed in February 2020 that he was diagnosed with depression since he was 22 years old.
Danny Cipriani is 6 feet 1 inch (185 centi-meters) tall and weighs 92 kilograms (14 st 7 lb; 203 lb).
Social Media Handles of Danny Cipriani
Cipriani is an avid social media user. He uses his personal accounts on various media platforms to give a sneak on his private life. Moreover, he uses his accounts to interact with his fans and admirers. Accordingly, Danny has more than 234K Instagram followers. Likewise, he has over140.5K followers in Twitter.
Net Worth of Danny Cipriani
Danny Cipriani has an incredible athletic career. Professional rugby as well as several brand collaborations along with product endorsements adds to his personal fortune. Nonetheless, his net worth is estimated to be between $1 million and $5 million (Approx.) as of 2022.