Danny Cipriani will join Bath Rugby in May on an extended one-year contract, to include the completion of the 2020/21 season.
The 16-cap England international will join the Blue, Black and White 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.
Cipriani and Gloucester said that his sudden exit had come by mutual consent, but there were rumours of no-shows at sponsors events and that the mercurial playmaker was no longer happy at the club.
Despite receiving huge offers from clubs in France and Japan, the 33-year-old wasn’t keen to move abroad after recently getting engaged to his girlfriend Victoria.
The 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.
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