Cipriani involved in car accident
February 27, 2012
Danny Cipriani has recently been linked with a move to Sale Sharks © Getty Images
Melbourne Rebels duo Danny Cipriani and Kurtley Beale and Wallabies fly-half Quade Cooper have reportedly been involved in a car crash on Friday evening.
Reports in the Sydney Morning Herald claim that the trio were en route back to Cipriani's house when the car failed to round a bend in the road and hit a parked car. The newspaper claims that no one was injured in the accident.
Cooper is recuperating from a knee injury sustained in last year's World Cup and Reds chief executive Jim Carmichael dismissed concerns over Cooper's conduct saying: ''Until Quade Cooper does something that isn't right, I take the view that they are … still young men who go out."
Carmichael was said to be unaware that Cooper was involved in the accident but claimed he had given the fly-half permission to stay in Melbourne because he was not needed for the Reds opening fixture with the Waratahs due to his injury.
© ESPN Sports Media Ltd.
The latest Week in Pictures takes in a fiery East Midlands derby and all the action from the Aviva Premiership and Top 14
The rolling maul is becoming an increasingly potent attacking weapon. Conor O'Shea looks at the difficulties of stopping it
The news of James Horwill, Adam Ashley-Cooper and Dan Carter's respective transfers will open the floodgates, writes Tom Hamilton