By Ali Stokes
Gloucester Rugby have announced summer signing Danny Cipriani has been fined £2000 following the incident in Jersey last week that also saw the 30-year-old fined £2000 and an additional £250 compensation charge to an on-scene officer.
A Gloucester Rugby spokesperson commented:
“Having reviewed all the facts and spoken to both Danny and Willi Heinz, who witnessed the events first hand, we are in agreement with the Magistrate in Jersey that this was a minor incident. While Danny is very apologetic for his actions, we do not believe he is guilty of bringing the game into disrepute and he will continue to get our full support.
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“Danny has now faced disciplinary action from both the Courts and his Club and, with the new season about to kick off, our focus is very much on preparing for Northampton on the 1st September, so we will not be making any further comments on this matter.”
Cipriani will also undergo a disciplinary process with the RFU. Head of Discipline David Barnes cited the former Wasps man with conduct prejudicial to the interests of the game contrary to RFU Rule 5.12.
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