Thursday, 6 March 2008

Silly boy

According to the esteemed Daily Mail, England new boy Danny Cipriani could be in a bit of hot water with the England hierachy after he was pictured leaving a London nightclub in the early hours of this morning.

The England squad were allowed home from their training-camp in Bath yesterday before flying up to Scotland, the idea no doubt being that the players spend some time at home. Cipriani, however, was spotted emerging from a club on Dover Street in Mayfair at 12.30 am this morning - probably not what the England management had in mind when allowing the players a bit of R & R.

On the plus side Cipriani doesn't appear to be drunk, isn't holding a kebab and has neither a Cheeky Girl nor a publicity-seeking transsexual on his arm. On the downside it's another example of young professional rugby players acting any way other than professionally off the pitch.

Silly boy.

UPDATE - The RFU have released the following statement:

"Further to inappropriate behaviour last night by England and London Wasps back Danny Cipriani, England Head Coach Brian Ashton has decided to replace him in the starting XV for Saturday’s RBS 6 Nations fixture against Scotland with Gloucester Rugby's Iain Balshaw. Charlie Hodgson of Sale Sharks has been added to the bench. Danny Cipriani will not travel with England to Scotland. No further disciplinary action will be taken against Danny but he has been warned and advised about his future conduct."

VERY silly boy.


Nursedude said...

Cipriani finally is getting a chance to wear the England jersey-although somewhat out of position, and he pulls this type of stunt. Oh well, at least he wasn't caught with a tranvestite hooker...(the type not wearing number two) Chalk it up to a young guy being dumb-he'll learn from this.

Total Flanker said...

Cipriani's version of events is that he was only dropping off tickets to the game for a friend and was only there for just over 10minutes and didn't even have a drink.

If that's the case then this is beginning to look like a massive over-reaction from Ashton.