Danny Cipriani set for shock u-turn on transfer plans - Ruck

Danny Cipriani set for shock u-turn on transfer plans

Danny Cipriani could be set to stay at Bath after the club decided to offer the veteran fly-half a one-year extension to his current deal.

The 34-year-old, who was set to be a free agent at the end of the season, had already been linked with Newcastle and Worcester. There were also reports he could return to Wasps.

However, The Rugby Paper are now reporting that Cipriani could stay at The Rec following a significant uplift in form from the 16-cap number 10 in the last two months.

Negotiations are thought to be in their infancy but a deal is ‘likely’ to be agreed and signed in the coming weeks.

The ex-England 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.

Highly attack minded, Cipriani’s ability to predict the passage of play, create space and control the game is a key component of the fly-half’s unique attributes.

His expertise in game understanding, combined with an exciting commitment to seizing opportunities, has often resulted in match-winning moments across his 18-year career in the sport.

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