Gloucester confirm the arrival of Danny Cipriani’s ‘best friend’

Newcastle Falcons centre Dominic Waldouck has moved to Gloucester to take up the position of defence coach.

The 32-year-old made 29 appearances during his four seasons with the club, director of rugby Dean Richards saying: “We wish Dom all the best for his move down to Kingsholm, and thank him for his contribution here.

“He is starting out on his coaching journey having assisted us last season alongside his playing commitments, and leaves with our best wishes.

“We have plans in place to bring in a new defence coach, and hope to be in a position to make an announcement before too long.”

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10 things you didn’t know about the fly-half

Here’s 10 things you didn’t know about Gloucester fly-half Danny Cipriani that might surprise you…

1. Sporting talent

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. Cipriani was invited to join Surrey County Cricket Club as a batsman. He also played squash at county level

2. First rugby club

He first played club rugby at Rosslyn Park in Roehampton, where he developed his passion for the game.

3. Heritage

The fly-half is mixed-race; his father is Afro-Trinidadian with some Italian heritage while his mother is English. Cipriani’s father, Jay, and his mother, Anne, separated soon after his birth. Although Jay returned to Trinidad, Cipriani was able to remain in contact with him.

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