England International Danny Cipriani Signs For Premiership Side
Cherry and whites.
Wasps playmaker Danny Cipriani has finally made a decision on his future, turning down and lucrative move abroad and opting to stay in the Aviva Premiership.
As reported over the weekend, Cipriani will be a Gloucester player next season, and will link up with Johan Ackerman’s side over the summer.
Cipriani says it’s the “most exciting move” of his career to date.
“Having spoken in depth with David Humphreys and Johan Ackermann, the future they have planned for the club is enticing and one that I very much want to be a part of.” Cipriani said
“It’s the most exciting move of my career to date.
Director of Rugby David Humphreys is thrilled at the prospect as he and Head Coach Johan Ackermann continue to build a squad to build on the progress made this season.
“We’re absolutely delighted that Danny has signed for Gloucester Rugby. As one of the most influential and talented fly halves in the Premiership over the past decade, the chance to sign him was simply too good an opportunity to turn down.
“He’s probably in the best form of his career, reflected in his selection in the England squad to tour South Africa, and his signing is a significant one for the Club.
“Danny is very excited by the challenge of joining Gloucester and his arrival will strengthen our current options at no 10 and will complement the rest of the squad that we are still assembling for next season.
“At 30 years old, he brings a wealth of Premiership and Champions Cup experience to Gloucester and his signing is a real statement of intent by the Club to compete at the highest level in both competitions next season.
“We look forward to welcoming him to Kingsholm after a successful tour to South Africa.”
Fantastic signing for Gloucester and a hugely smart decision from Cipriani to stay in England and fight for international honours.