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Danny Cipriani
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Full name Daniel Jerome Cipriani
Born November 2, 1987, Roehampton
Current age 27 years 24 days
Major teams Barbarians, England Saxons, 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 2008-2014 9 4 5 52 1 7 11 0 3 6 0 33.33
Five/Six Nations 2008-2008 3 1 2 18 0 3 4 0 2 1 0 66.66

Career statistics
Test debut England v Wales at Twickenham, Feb 2, 2008 match details
Last Test New Zealand v England at Hamilton, Jun 21, 2014 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 2006-2014 107 88 19 785 16 111 155 6 59 45 3 56.54
Wasps 2006-2010 65 52 13 471 13 62 91 3 39 23 3 62.30
Sale Sharks 2012-2014 42 36 6 314 3 49 64 3 20 22 0 47.61

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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Nov 15, 2014
Danny Cipriani escapes a tackle
Danny Cipriani escapes a tackle
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Sep 20, 2014
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Danny Cipriani scores a conversion
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Sep 6, 2014
Semesa Rokoduguni of Bath beats Danny Cipriani of Sale Sharks to score a try
Semesa Rokoduguni of Bath beats Danny Cipriani of Sale Sharks to score a try
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Jun 17, 2014
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Danny Cipriani breaks clear of a tackle
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