London - England
rugby player Danny Cipriani has been charged with assaulting police
during an incident at a nightclub on the island of Jersey early
on Wednesday, police and Gloucester Rugby Club said.
"This afternoon 30-year-old Daniel Cipriani was charged with common
assault, larceny, assault on police, resisting arrest," a States of
Jersey Police spokesperson said.
"He's been remanded in custody until his court appearance at the magistrates' court at 10:00 tomorrow (Thursday)," he added.
His club Gloucester confirmed the flyhalf had been arrested and
charged following the drama at a nightclub in St Helier, the capital of
the English Channel island.
"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," it said in a statement.
"The club will be issuing no further comment at this time but will make a further announcement in due course."
Cipriani, 30, signed for the English Premiership side earlier this year in a bid to revive a dormant international career.
In June he started for England for the first time in a decade,
playing a key role in a magical try that ensured victory over South
Africa and ended a six-match losing streak.
The former Sale and Wasps star had been expected to make his first
appearance for Gloucester in a pre-season friendly against Ulster on