New Gloucester head coach sends warning to Danny Cipriani

Danny Cipriani has been Gloucester’s star man since arriving at Kingsholm from Wasps in 2018.

However, the 32-year-old has been told to earn his place in the Gloucester line-up by new head coach – and former team-mate – George Skivington.

“I have talked to Danny and no one is guaranteed to play, and we are certainly not building a rugby club around anyone in particular.

“We have got a few players like Danny who do have something special to offer and it is important they buy into what we are trying to do and deliver the best version of themselves. If they do that, we are all happy.

“If things don’t work and we are not seeing the best sides of people, the team will pick itself.”


 10 things you didn’t know about Danny Cipriani

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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