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Danny Cipriani is faster than ever as he prepares for rugby comeback

Former England fullback Danny Cipriani is preparing for a return to rugby in 2023 by training with renownd coach Margot Wells.

She is a performance fitness coach who specialises in speed and power and an expert in body functionality which prevents injuries and aids performance.

Cipriani is set to move overseas to continue his rugby career in 2023 with offers on the table from sides in both Japan and the USA.

The fly-half could swap nations for a one-off game in what would be the surprise story of 2022 so far.

Reports overseas suggest Trinidad and Tobago want the playmaker to don their red jersey during the Rugby Americas North Championship.

It’s suggested that the switch could be funded by World Rugby, who are looking to encourage former elite rugby players to represent third tier nations to help raise the sports profile in that country.

The 34-year-old’s father is Afro-Trinidadian with some Italian heritage while his mother is English. They’re currently ranked 53rd in the world.

Danny Cipriani facts:

  1.  Since starting in the Wasps academy in 2003, Cipriani has been capped for England 16 times
  2. A keen all-round sportsman, Cipriani played junior football for Queens Park Rangers and was offered youth terms by Reading
  3. He also played schoolboy cricket for Berkshire and Oxfordshire. He was invited to join Surrey County Cricket Club as a batsman
  4. n 2014, Cipriani posed shirtless for a PETA “Ink Not Mink” advert, showing off his tattoos on behalf of the anti-fur campaign
  5. In February 2020, Cipriani stated that he has suffered from depression since the age of 22

Rugby players who have dated celebrities, including Joe Marchant

Rugby players dating famous celebrities is far from unusual.

It almost comes with the territory doesn’t it? Become a celebrity, date a celebrity.

We all know about  Mike Tindall and Zara Phillips, as well as James Haskell’s marriage to the daughter of Richard and Judy, but plenty of other top rugby stars are currently sharing their lives with famous folk.

With that being said, here are five top footballers who have dated famous people.

#5. Ben Cohen – Kristina Rihanoff

One of the best known cases of the Strictly Curse involved Cohen, who left his wife, the mother of his twin daughters, in 2014 after appearing in the 2013 series.

He later announced that he was in a relationship with Rihanoff and the couple are still together now, having welcomed a daughter in 2016.

Cohen’s ex-wife Abby Blayney unsurprisingly had something to say about her former husband’s time on the show, but has since apologised for insulting Rihanoff.