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Cipriani tweets apology after assaults in Jersey

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Gloucester and England rugby player Danny Cipriani has said he is 'truly sorry' for his actions in Jersey over the weekend.

He pleaded guilty to assaulting a bouncer and a police officer at a St Helier nightclub at magistrates court this morning.

The 30-year-old player said he was wrong to pull on the bouncer's 'camera tie' and resist arrest.

The fly-half tweeted his full apology below.

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After Cipriani was fined £2,250 by magistrates, Gloucester Rugby Club released this statement.

We are very proud of the culture we have within the group and the stated values which we strive to deliver against. Incidents of this nature are very disappointing to be associated with, and we will deal with it in a robust but balanced way but based purely on the facts.

As a high profile sportsperson there is often a large degree of public and media scrutiny involved, which Danny is well aware of.

The incident in question was over in a matter of seconds and was a reaction to the conduct of other parties involved.

He knows his responsibilities and is aware of the impact of this type of incident on the club. However, Danny is a Gloucester Rugby player and will receive our full support as we focus on the exciting season ahead.

– Gloucester Rugby CEO Stephen Vaughan