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Wed 24 Oct 2018 | 08:13

Cipriani troubles pile up

Cipriani troubles pile up
Wed 24 Oct 2018 | 08:13
Cipriani troubles pile up
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DISCIPLINARY NEWS: Mercurial England flyhalf Danny Cipriani was handed a three-week ban.

This was the result of a dangerous tackle on Munster centre Rory Scannell during Gloucester’s 36-22 defeat in their European Champions Cup match last Saturday.

The 30-year-old – overlooked for England’s squad for the upcoming November Tests despite recent good form – had been given a six-week suspension, but a three-man independent disciplinary committee halved it after taking into account his “clear disciplinary record” and “timely expression of remorse”.

Cipriani – who prior to the season beginning had pleaded guilty to common assault and resisting arrest after an incident at a nightclub in Jersey – will be able to play again on November 12.

* Earlier, Castres No. 8 Maama Vaipulu received a six-week suspension for a red-card offence in the French side’s 29-25 win over Exeter.

Tongan international Vaipulu was sent off in the 38th minute for a high tackle aimed at the head of Chiefs hooker Luke Cowan-Dickie.

He will be available for selection on December 3, six days before Castres face Munster at Thomond Park.

Agence France-Presse

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