RFU Release Statement Following Danny Cipriani Arrest

Charged… again.

The Rugby Football Union (RFU) have released a statement through their Head of Discipline David Barnes following Danny Cipriani’s arrest on Wednesday and subsequent appearance in court the following day.

Cipriani pleaded guilty at Jersey magistrates court on Thursday morning to charges of common assault and resisting arrest following an incident in a nightclub on the island.

Cipriani was fined £2,000 and ordered to pay £250 compensation. He offered an apology on Twitter on Thursday evening, noting he was “truly sorry” for what had happened.

But Barnes has take the decision to charge Cipriani, stating the RFU have “high standards” that they expect to be adhered to across the game.

“We have high standards that we expect across the game, in line with rugby’s core values, from all those involved within it. I have this afternoon taken the decision to charge Danny Cipriani.” Barnes said.