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Misbehaving Cipriani axed


Written by Clayton Saville (Clayton(PJLD))

Posted in :Admin on 6 Mar 2008 at 16:14
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London – Danny Cipriani has been dropped from England’s line-up to face Scotland in the Six Nations this weekend for “inappropriate behaviour”, the Rugby Football Union (RFU) announced on Thursday.

The bombshell announcement came just 48 hours before Cipriani, 20, was due to make his first start for his country, at fullback against the Scots at Murrayfield on Saturday.

He has been replaced in the starting XV by Iain Balshaw with Charlie Hodgson coming on to the bench.

Cipriani was pictured in the London Evening Standard leaving a nightclub in the early hours of the morning.(Got some Ozzie blood in him hey.Ed)

An RFU statement said: “Further to inappropriate behaviour last night by England and London Wasps back Danny Cipriani, England Head Coach Brian Ashton has decided to replace him in the starting XV for Saturday’s Six Nations fixture against Scotland with Gloucester Rugby’s Iain Balshaw. Charlie Hodgson of Sale Sharks has been added to the bench.

“Danny Cipriani will not travel with England to Scotland. No further disciplinary action will be taken against Danny but he has been warned and advised about his future conduct.”

Ashton said: “I’ve taken the decision regarding Danny and the matter is now closed. I will keep an open mind on selecting him for future games.”

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29 Comments

  • BWAAAAAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

    He is an arrogant git, good to see Ashton bringing him down to earth before he goes the way of his roundball contemparies. Whilst you at it son, get a proper haircut too!

    FFS, he goes out with one of the “Cheeky Girls”…speaks volumes :roll:

  • Comment 1, posted at 06.03.08 16:17:05 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • Ja ja mos wanna be windgat, rate him as a player but he must keep his kop down first.

  • Comment 2, posted at 06.03.08 16:20:12 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • Cipriani would fit in well down at the Strompies…

  • Comment 3, posted at 06.03.08 16:22:41 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • comment by dashingpanache
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    I have been complaining that Cipriani has a bit of a “footballer” attitude for a while from what I have seen watching Wasps play and teh reactions of some players to Cips and equally his reaction to guidance from them. Thanks for proving it Cips!
    Professional rugby, never mind International rugby is as much about a unity of purpose and collective endeavour as it is about the actual game. I very much doubt that you will see any other top players behaving like this. Wise up young man or ask Reading if they will have you as the current attitude will get you capped for England to – as a footballer.

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    took the words outta my mouth!

  • Comment 4, posted at 06.03.08 16:24:56 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • 06.03.08 16:22:41 – Le Requinny

    A handy man with a dagger I see. :lol:

  • Comment 5, posted at 06.03.08 16:25:26 by Big Fish Reply
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  • I dont really see the issue – he walked out of a nightclub half an hour after his curfew and was stone-cold sober. And it was an off-day for the players.
    Why grown men need a curfew on a day that they’re not working is beyond me – now England are sitting with No Hands Balshaw. So having a nightmare on the pitch is somehow not as bad as staying awake till 12-30pm. :roll:

    Hystercial over-reaction on your part Quinny.

    BTW – did you guys hear about Cips picking up and taking home a lady-boy?

  • Comment 6, posted at 06.03.08 17:12:47 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • WTF is wrong with that poster?

    How is leaving a nightclub at 12-30 poor behaviour?

    FFS you bunch of hypocrites.

  • Comment 7, posted at 06.03.08 17:13:30 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • tell me more about the lady-boy….

  • Comment 8, posted at 06.03.08 17:16:41 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • 12:30??? :shock: Hai junne

  • Comment 9, posted at 06.03.08 17:17:39 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • Apparently he picked up a dolly at a nightclub, took her home and afterwards discovered the meat and two veg…

    Will try dig out the story…

    Apparently okes have been taking the piss out of him for months and months.

  • Comment 10, posted at 06.03.08 17:24:05 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • ahahahaha.

    Here we go…

    Poor Danny Cipriani can’t find anyone man enough to turn the other cheek
    Our sympathy at this time for Danny Cipriani, of London Wasps, is pretty much boundless. I mean, a man makes one simple mistake – not even a mistake, really, more an error of handling under pressure – and the next thing you know the Sunday tabloids are piling in and, worse, he’s getting hung out to dry in the press by one of his teammates.

    Let’s retrace our steps to the beginning of this unfortunate saga, aspects of which grow no more plausible in the retelling. A while ago, Cipriani began a relationship with Monica Irimia, of the Cheeky Girls, thus becoming a member of a highly exclusive band of contemporary liberal thinkers (including Lembit Opik) who have dated a member of the Transylvanian-born singing duo behind such hits as The Cheeky Song (Touch My Bum) and Hooray Hooray (It’s A Cheeky Holiday), not to mention the disappointingly bracket-free Have a Cheeky Christmas.

    So far, so good. Or rather, so far, so OK! magazine. Alas, a fortnight ago, trouble began to brew when a newspaper reported that, over and above his attachment to one of the Cheeky Girls, the Wasps fly half had taken a room in a Ramada hotel with a model called Larissa Summers. Furthermore, Larissa took it upon herself to reveal that congress had taken place that was “fast” and “frantic” and “in about three positions”. (The “about” is, we feel, touchingly imprecise and a rather moving tribute, in a way, to the fastness and the franticness.) Poor show, one would have to say.

    The twist, though, was yet to come. The same newspaper paused only a week before revealing that the Larissa with whom the Wasps man had been frantic began her life as Darren Pratt, becoming Larissa only after surgical intervention. Or, as the paper reported it, “the 20-year-old fly half had no idea that before her sex-swap op the stunner had very different tackle”.

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    Cipriani’s reaction must be imagined, although news of the operation apparently came as no surprise to the people who knew Darren well. As one “school friend” put it: “We’re not shocked he had the sex change. He loved singing and dancing.” Anyway, another “friend”, but of Cipriani this time, seemed to be on to something when he suggested: “Danny may well come in for some ribbing over this.” Indeed.

    And going for the ribs with a particular absence of fellow-feeling was Simon Shaw, the Wasps and England lock, who used his column in a local newspaper to reveal the dizzy world of mockery in which Cipriani finds himself.

    Shaw evoked the glee with which the squad fell on the News of the World last Sunday (“Danny was responsible for the biggest turnout ever for a Wasps recovery session on a Sunday after a match”). He also revealed that Cipriani is now known, with the gift for oblique humour in which rugby dressing-rooms famously specialise, as “Danny Cipriani Who Slept With A Man”.

    Shaw did, at least, insert a moment of caution. “I have been keeping a low profile,” he wrote, “because I know that if you rip into a teammate, it’s not very long before the tables are turned.” Good thinking. One minute you’re riotously slaughtering a pal for cheating on a Cheeky Girl with a “sex-swap stunner”, the next, k’zam, it’s you who has ditched a Romanian pop star for a girl called Darren and what went around is coming around tenfold. Still, you don’t need to be a genius to work out that Shaw’s “low profile” period on this matter is resoundingly over, as signalled by 750 words of picture-bylined newsprint.

    To be frank, we find Shaw’s behaviour deeply disappointing. Not only unsympathetic to the feelings of a teammate, it implies a thriving stereotypical culture that we believed the sport had outgrown.

    Has not Matt Dawson effectively led rugby union into a new era of sexual understanding by going all the way to the final of Strictly Come Dancing 2006 and then winning Celebrity Masterchef in the next season? Has Kenny Logan been wearing a translucent black shirt and Cuban heels on national Saturday night television this past month in vain? We took it that, massively enlightened by these developments in the public domain, the rugby dressing-room had become a place of broad tolerance.

    Sadly, the sport still clearly has its grizzled cabal of unreconstructed sniggerers. Shame on you, Shaw – and on anyone else who thinks that there is anything to smirk about in the tale of Cipriani’s ill-starred liaison with Larissa, formerly Darren.

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/columnists/giles_smith/article3019062.ece

  • Comment 11, posted at 06.03.08 17:27:11 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • lol, that’s so funny – PLEASE try find that story!

    He’s with or was with one of those Romanian dollies – the Cheeky Girls, not the brightest dollies around either, but I think they’re actually female… :roll:

    Whatcha think of the Josh Lewsey debacle?

  • Comment 12, posted at 06.03.08 17:28:41 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • classic ey!

    :lol: :twisted:

  • Comment 13, posted at 06.03.08 17:28:50 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • for your reading pleasure Quinny…

    What happened with Lewsey?

  • Comment 14, posted at 06.03.08 17:29:25 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • here’s a pic of the dolly…

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/sport/rugby.html?in_article_id=500088&in_page_id=1780

  • Comment 15, posted at 06.03.08 17:30:24 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • LMFAO!!!!!!!

  • Comment 16, posted at 06.03.08 17:31:06 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • I can think of precious little more embarressing incidents for a young celebrity, not to mention a rugby player.

    Sheesh its priceless.

  • Comment 17, posted at 06.03.08 17:33:05 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • well look, at least Larissa looks like a chick, not a dick in drag :mrgreen:

    As for Lewsey, lemme go find the article…

  • Comment 18, posted at 06.03.08 17:33:32 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • Yeah she’s not bad-looking but she still had stubble at one stage in her life… along with other things…

  • Comment 19, posted at 06.03.08 17:34:44 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5slupiF3ZJw

    or not…looks a bit male in ze face…

    still looking for Lewsey

  • Comment 20, posted at 06.03.08 17:37:16 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • lol, that is so brilliant, I’m still lagging my ass off! Betcha Danny never called her the next day! I see she is now suing the News of the World, saying that it’s all lies & that she was merely a “tomboy” growing up. So that’ what they call it now :mrgreen:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/main.jhtml?xml=/sport/2008/03/02/srackf202.xml

  • Comment 21, posted at 06.03.08 17:40:37 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • sorry Vinnie, lkink above is for the lewsey story – why Ashton refuses to select him for England.

  • Comment 22, posted at 06.03.08 17:41:09 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • what do we expect from a pom? :shock:

    he claimed he was in the nightclub just to drops a couple of tickets to a friend….. farcical….

  • Comment 23, posted at 06.03.08 17:46:52 by HO Reply

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  • he reminds me James Small-saga in the nightclubs and pubs…. :shock:

  • Comment 24, posted at 06.03.08 17:47:31 by HO Reply

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  • HO

    It reminds me of Robbie fleck trying to pick a fight with an Assie rugby player in a bar in CapeTown (or is that CAP Town :wink: ) by throwing ICE blocks at him. :roll:

    Sheez Fleck must have really scared the Aussies. :wink:

  • Comment 25, posted at 06.03.08 17:50:10 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • I miss James Small

  • Comment 26, posted at 06.03.08 18:20:12 by robdylan Reply
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  • 06.03.08 17:27:11 – VinChainSaw

    BWAAAHAAAHAAA!!!

    Thanks Vinnie, one of the best rugby stories ever!

  • Comment 27, posted at 06.03.08 18:50:56 by Big Fish Reply
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  • Betcha Feeesh wishes he was Cipriani….

  • Comment 28, posted at 06.03.08 18:52:34 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • Darren Scott on Boots & All.

    “Apparently he has been dropped becasue his team mates complained he didn’t stay until 4am with them” :lol:

  • Comment 29, posted at 06.03.08 21:32:23 by KSA Shark © Reply

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