Fly half Danny Cipriani is back in black and gold. Cipriani returned to Wasps ahead of last season, the club he started his career with as a school boy.
Cipriani is recognised as one of the country’s most gifted play-makers. After impressing for Wasps’ Academy while still at Whitgift School, Cipriani swiftly graduated to the senior squad and made his debut as a 17-year-old against Bristol in the 2004 Powergen Cup.
He soon became an integral part of Wasps’ squad, using his blistering pace and attacking instinct to open up defences across the Premiership. Cipriani also played a key role in Wasps’ 2007 Heineken Cup campaign, starting the Final at full back in a squad which also featured Wasps’ skipper James Haskell, the year Wasps were crowned European Champions for the second time.
Capitalising on his club form with Wasps, Cipriani burst onto the international scene aged 20, with a mesmerising performance on his first start for England, scoring 18 points during their 33-10 win over Ireland in the 2008 Six Nations.
Cipriani went on to make 95 appearances for Wasps, before moving to Australia to spend two seasons with the Melbourne Rebels (2011-12), returning to England in 2012 to join Sale Sharks, where his performances again earned international recognition.
He has won 14 caps and scored 64 points for his country, including a man of the match performance against the Barbarians in June 2015.
The experienced 10 has passed 1,000 Premiership points and made his 100th appearance for Wasps against Northampton Saints in 2016.
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