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Cipriani Fined For Assaulting Doorman

Danny Cipriani has admitted common assault and resisting arrest after an incident at a St Helier nightclub.

The England rugby star pleaded guilty to two charges at Jersey’s Magistrate's Court this morning.

He was arrested by Police on Mulcaster Street in the early hours of Wednesday morning following a night out with his Gloucester teammates during a pre-season tour visit to the island.

The 30-year-old fly-half was originally charged with five offences.

In court, he pleaded guilty to two charges – namely assaulting Joaquim Perreira, a doorman at the Royal Yacht, and resisting arrest.

He has been fined £2,000 and ordered to pay £250 in compensation.

Premiership club Gloucester has issued a statement – in which it says Danny is very remorseful and would like to thank those who supported him during this time. He fully accepts the outcome and his punishment from the judicial system this morning.

Gloucester  Rugby CEO Stephen Vaughan commented:

“We are very proud of the culture we have within the group and the stated values which we strive to deliver against. Incidents of this nature are very disappointing to be associated with, and we will deal with it in a robust but balanced way but based purely on the facts.

“As a high profile sportsperson, there is often a large degree of public and media scrutiny involved, which Danny is well aware of.

“The incident in question was over in a matter of seconds and was a reaction to the conduct of other parties involved.

“He knows his responsibilities and is aware of the impact of this type of incident on the club. However, Danny is a Gloucester Rugby player and will receive our full support as we focus on the exciting season ahead.”

It says neither the club nor player will make any further comment on the matter.

The club had a car waiting for Cipriani outside court following his conviction.

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