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Danny Cipriani injured by toddler


Danny Cipriani injured in unlikely off-field incident

After surviving an England tour of South Africa unscathed, mercurial Gloucester flyhalf Danny Cipriani has picked an unlikely off-field injury.

Cipriani was at the centre of much media attention in the weeks leading up to the tour, with Eddie Jones selecting the Gloucester bound 10 for his first start in an England jersey in over a decade.

Cipriani steered England to Third Test victory in Capetown, ending a six game losing streak and restoring some much needed pride.

However, it hasn’t taken long for the England ace to run into trouble.

Cipriani tweeted today that he injured his ankle following an incident with a toddler.

“Been fortunate to go all season without an injury. Played tag with 2 year old. Rolled my ankle! Must be getting old”

This isn’t his first odd off-field injury. In 2013 he was hit by a double-decker bus while on a pub crawl in Leeds.

The 30-year-old, who has been capped 16 times for England, came to the end of his second spell with Wasps after stints at Melbourne Rebels and Sale Sharks.

From next season he will count Kingsholm as his home ground, and Gloucester’s Director of Rugby David Humphreys is excited at the prospect.

“We’re absolutely delighted that Danny has signed for Gloucester Rugby. As one of the most influential and talented fly halves in the Premiership over the past decade, the chance to sign him was simply too good an opportunity to turn down.

“He’s probably in the best form of his career, reflected in his selection in the England squad to tour South Africa, and his signing is a significant one for the Club.

“Danny is very excited by the challenge of joining Gloucester and his arrival will strengthen our current options at no 10 and will complement the rest of the squad that we are still assembling for next season.

“At 30 years old, he brings a wealth of Premiership and Champions Cup experience to Gloucester and his signing is a real statement of intent by the Club to compete at the highest level in both competitions next season.”

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Danny Cipriani injured in unlikely off-field incident