Danny Cipriani
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Full name Daniel Jerome Cipriani
Born November 2, 1987, Roehampton
Current age 33 years 162 days
Major teams Barbarians, England Saxons, Gloucester Rugby, Melbourne Rebels, Sale Sharks, Wasps, England
Position Fly-half
Height 6 ft 1 in
Weight 202 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2008-2018 16 5 11 64 3 8 11 0 8 8 0 50.00
Five/Six Nations 2008-2015 6 1 5 25 1 4 4 0 5 1 0 83.33

Career statistics
Test debut England v Wales at Twickenham, Feb 2, 2008 match details
Last Test South Africa v England at Cape Town, Jun 23, 2018 match details
Test Statsguru Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list

English Premiership
Team Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All matches 2006-2020 216 189 27 1246 27 200 230 7 123 86 7 58.56
Wasps 2006-2018 105 86 19 571 17 87 101 3 68 33 4 66.66
Sale Sharks 2012-2016 76 68 8 590 7 93 119 4 37 37 2 50.00
Gloucester Rugby 2018-2020 35 35 0 85 3 20 10 0 18 16 1 52.85

When Danny Cipriani made his England debut in 2008 aged 20 he was touted as a great hope for the future and expected to be there or thereabouts at fly-half for years to come. But the seven caps he won in that years remain, to date, his only international honours. Indiscipline and a love of the more glitzy life has meant he has too often made the tabloid pages for nights out and glamorous girlfriends rather than the back pages for his on-field achievements.

Cipriani was a talented all-round sportsman who played football and cricket to a high level as a schoolboy, but it was on the rugby field he really shone. Fast and with superb hands, Cipriani made his mark at Wasps as well as playing for England at Under-16 and Under-19 levels. But it was a sign of things to come when his international debut was delayed by a week after he was pictured coming out a nightclub two days before the match.

He made a remarkable recovery from a dislocated ankle sustained at the end of the 2007-08 season but he was disappointing when recalled for the autumn internationals and he was beginning to attract attention from the tabloids because of his on-off relationship with model Kelly Brook.

It was clear he was out of favour with the England management - further injury did not help his cause - and in the summer of 2010 he joined the Melbourne Rebels, ruling himself out of any international recall. In Australia he again struggled to stay out of the limelight and it was a not altogether successful time.

In the summer of 2013 he returned to England, signing a three-year deal with Sale and making clear his desire to once again vie for an England place.

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Mar 27, 2016
Danny Cipriani scored the decisive try for Sale against Leicester.
Danny Cipriani scored the decisive try for Sale against Leicester.
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Jan 21, 2016
Danny Cipriani converts a try
Danny Cipriani converts a try
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Mar 29, 2015
Billy Twelvetrees is tackled by Danny Cipriani
Billy Twelvetrees is tackled by Danny Cipriani
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Feb 21, 2015
Danny Cipriani is kept out by the Saracens defence
Danny Cipriani is kept out by the Saracens defence
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