Danny Cipriani to join Bath Rugby in May on one-year extended contract | Rugby news


Danny Cipriani: “I have really focused the past three months on improving my running efficiency and kicking, while looking for a club that matches my ambition. After talking to Stuart and Neal, he was it was clear that Bath offered this opportunity. ”

Last updated: 25/03/21 10:39 am

Danny Cipriani signed for Bath on a one-year extended contract

Danny Cipriani will join Bath in May on a one-year ‘extended’ contract which will include the completion of the 2020/21 season.

The former England half-butterfly left Gloucester in December after appearing in just one game in the 2020/21 campaign and joining his fourth club Gallagher Premiership.

There had been interest in the No.10 from France and Japan, but the 33-year-old free agent chose to stay in England.

“Bath has a clear ambition and a motivation that matches mine. They want to achieve something special as a team, they want to win. It was a very attractive vision for me,” said Cipriani.

Bath’s first-choice flyweight Rhys Priestland will leave for the Cardiff Blues at the end of the season.

“I have really focused the past three months on improving my running efficiency and kicking, while looking for a club that matches my ambition. It is clear that Bath offers this opportunity,” he said. added.

“We talked about what I could bring to the club and what Bath was looking for in a half-fly – someone who could be part of an attacking mindset, who could help unlock that aspect of the game and inject extra pace and vision – complementing the quality of the team. “

One of the great talents of his generation, Cipriani made a name for himself at Wasps, where he had two spells.

He also worked with Sale Sharks and Melbourne Rebels, before joining Gloucester in 2018.

Despite his brilliant club career, Cipriani was never the first regular pick for England, despite an impressive debut against Ireland in 2008.

However, he still won 16 caps, the most recent against South Africa in 2018.



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