Gloucester fans turn on Danny Cipriani after ‘horror show’ performance

A number of Gloucester fans turned on fly-half Danny Cipriani after his ‘horror show’ display ‘cost them the match’ against Harlequins at Kingsholm on Monday night.

An appalling kick from the fly-half was intercepted and cost his side the opening try before he butchered a relatively easy pass that would have had Jonny May in for a certain try. His misplaced pass was also intercepted for Quins’ third score.

The normally dependable playmaker, who could have also been easily yellow carded for a high hit on Andre Esterhuizen, looked very sloppy after two matches off. 

And plenty of supporters took to social media to let him know it after full-time, sharing their frustrations about his performance:

https://twitter.com/Rugbyplayer/status/1305600523010215938

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11 things you didn’t know about Danny Cipriani

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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