Danny Cipriani to appear in court after charged with nightclub assault

Danny Cipriani made a switch to Gloucester ahead of new season
Danny Cipriani made a switch to Gloucester ahead of new season

England international Danny Cipriani is due to appear before the court after he was charged with common assault following a nightclub incident on Wednesday.

The 30-year-old recently made his first start for England after 10 years during the final Test against South Africa in the June series but now has been charged with "common assault, larceny, assault on police, resisting arrest and being disorderly on licensed premises".

The Gloucester fly-half was arrested early on Wednesday in St Helier and will remain in the police custody until Thursday when he is due for a hearing.

The news was confirmed by a statement released by Gloucester on Wednesday evening.

"Gloucester Rugby are aware of an incident involving Danny Cipriani in the early hours of Wednesday morning following an incident at a St Helier nightclub," read the statement.

"The club will be issuing no further comment at this time but will make a further announcement in due course."

Cipriani has played 16 Tests for England since his debut in 2008 and has featured in 179 Premiership games for Wasps and Sale Sharks combined.