We now know what mercurial fly-half Danny Cipriani’s immediate plan is after his shock exit from Gloucester last week.
He’s currently in Turkey with his glamorous fiance Victoria, and is looking to unwind from what has been a helta skelta 2020 before making his next move.
A source has revealed to The Rugby Paper that: “Danny is going to take some time out from the game and is in no rush to make a decision.”
Cipriani, capped 16 times by England, left the Cherry & Whites with immediate effect after two-and-a-half years at Kingsholm, and will be replaced for the 2021-22 season by Adam Hastings.
“After much deliberation. I have decided to leave Gloucester,” wrote Cipriani on Instagram.
“I have mixed emotions about it. I am sad to leave a great club, but I’m excited for the challenges I have ahead.
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“I am so proud of what we have built together, and I have enjoyed working with everyone.”
Cipriani, who reportedly turned down a move to Japan during lockdown, could now make that move in 2021 a year early with a number of clubs all over the world interested.
Bath, Newcastle and Sale Sharks are all also apparently in the hunt to sign the 33-year-old with Lyon across the Channel also showing a keen interest.
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1. Joe Cokanasiga (Bath)
The powerhouse arrived at Bath from London Irish on a three-year deal in 2018. He’s since became a regular pick for England head coach Eddie Jones and featured at the 2019 Rugby World Cup. The 22-year-old won’t be short of options if he chooses to leave the Rec.