Hailing from London, Cipriani has been described as mercurial, unpredictable and disappointing throughout his fledgling career which has seen him experience many highs and lows. Cipriani made a name for himself as a young flyhalf come fullback who burst onto the scene at Wasps with a mix of elusive running and a strong left boot.
Since then, his career has taken many twists, including an England debut in 2008 and a two-year stint in Super Rugby with Australian franchise the Melbourne Rebels which saw him involved in several off the field incidents. Cipriani returned to England with Sale Sharks after an impressive season with Sale, scoring 193 points and leading them to a 6th place finish, his performances with the Manchester-based side saw him earn a called back into the England squad after a 6-year absence.
He came off the bench to replace flyhalf Freddie Burns in a narrow 20-15 defeat to New Zealand.
In February 2016 after making 69 appearances for Sale, Cipriani re-joined Wasps six years after leaving the then Londoners for Australia. A desire to play behind a stronger pack was among Cipriani’s primary reasons for opting to switch to Wasps, regardless of their move from Acton to the Midlands.
In May Cipriani was named in the England's squad to tour South Africa in June, having not being involved with the national side since the build-up to the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
Cipriani will head to South Africa looking to add to his 14 Test caps.
During the 2017/18 Premiership season Wasps confirmed that playmaker would leave the club at the end of the season and following the conclusion of the regular season Cipriani confirmed that he would join Gloucester ahead of the 2018/19 season.
As of the 2018/2019 Champions Cup, Cipriani has had 51 European Cups appearances scoring 9 tries and 327 points.
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