Danny Cipriani calls out the The Times after ‘damaging’ accusation

Danny Cipriani has called for The Times ‘to get their facts right’ after they made a sly dig at him in a recent article.

The article, which suggests Louis Rees-Zammit improved his fitness after he stopped clubbing with Danny Cipriani, has been branded damaging nonsense by the Bath fly-half.

Cipriani wrote on Twitter: “I wouldn’t normally acknowledge this however on this occasion I am.

“I’ve never been to a night club with Louis Rees-Zammit, The Times need to get their facts right before writing such damaging nonsense.”

The 16-cap England international will join Bath at the beginning of May, following a rigorous recruitment process to strengthen the club’s options at fly-half, with Rhys Priestland departing to Cardiff Blues at the end of this season.

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The 33-year-old playmaker is credited for his unique vision as well as his natural creativity and impressive attacking skillset, contributing to a semi-final place for Gloucester in 2018/19 and the Rugby Players’ Association Players’ Player of the Year 2019.

One of the great talents of his generation, Cipriani made his name at Wasps, where he has had two spells.

He also had stints with Sale Sharks and Melbourne Rebels, prior to joining Gloucester in 2018.

DID YOU KNOW? A keen all-round sportsman, Cipriani played junior football for Queens Park Rangers and was offered youth terms by Reading. He also played schoolboy cricket for Berkshire and Oxfordshire

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