Danny Cipriani named Premiership player of the month

Danny Cipriani was named Gallagher Premiership Player of the Month
Danny Cipriani was named Gallagher Premiership Player of the Month
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Gloucester fly-half Danny Cipriani has been chosen as the Premiership player of the month for September for his consistent performances in the ongoing season of Gallagher Premiership.

The 30-year-old was earlier left out of the England training camp in Bristol with head coach Eddie Jones stating that Cipriani will be "judged on his rugby".

However, Cipriani impressed for his new club Gloucester in setting up tries for his side as the Cherry and Whites moved to fifth position in the table with two wins from five games.

Gloucester head coach John Ackermann lavished praise on Cipriani and his contribution to the club.

"Credit to Danny, when he joined us there was a lot of pressure on him from changing clubs and everything, but he has slotted in really well both on the field and off the field," Ackermann said.

"On the field it was quite evident that we could see his skill from the first training session.

"He has got a big belief in his ability in how we can play and he is not shy to try things. I think that suits us, we want to give players that freedom and he has slotted in really well on that.

"It fits quite well because we want our teams to be dominant, we want our teams to be involved between us and the players that want a lot of interaction."

Earlier, in August Cipriani was fined £2,000 each by Jersey Magistrates' Court and Gloucester after he pleaded guilty to a common assault and resisting arrest on a pre-season tour in Jersey.

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