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Danny Cipriani 2007/2008

Danny Cipriani

Though still in his teens, Wasps Academy product Danny Cipriani broke into senior club rugby in a big way in 2006/07, picking up a Heineken Cup winners medal at the end of his first season at the top level.

A gifted footballer, he got his big break in January 2007 when he was picked at full back to face Worcester, his first Premiership start. Danny marked the occasion by collecting the Man of the Match award, and from there went from strength to strength, finishing the season by picking up a Churchill Cup winners medal with England Saxons, making selection to England's initial training squad for Rugby World Cup 2007 and picking up the Academy Player of the Year at the London Wasps End of Season Awards. Despite missing out on a place in the final England RWC 30, Danny has earned his place in Brian Ashton's 2008 England Six Nations squad, following some outstanding performances for Wasps this season.

Danny is one of the brightest talents in the Premiership by the timing of his 1XV debut - against Bristol in the Powergen Cup in December 2004, at the age of 17.The appearance made him the youngest player to take the pitch in a senior rugby game at the time.

Already a veteran of two World Championships, both with England U19, Danny started rugby at the age of 9 and joined Rosslyn Park U10s, where he played until U15s level.

On joining the Wasps Academy in 2003, Danny broke into the England age grade set up, and having completed his studies at Whitgift School, he joined the London Wasps Academy full time in the 2006/7 season.

Having made 21 appearances for the 1XV last season he credits the coaches and players at Wasps for helping him develop his strength and ability, especially recently departed fly half Alex King one of the biggest influences in his career, Danny says, admiring his ability to keep a cool head under pressure.

Away from rugby Danny's other sporting achievements include membership of the QPR Football Academy and playing cricket and squash at county level. He enjoys socializing with friends and listening to music, a particular fan of R&B and Hip Hop. He maintains his fitness through swimming and running as well as the training regime at the club and would also say he was a dab hand in the kitchen.

His aims for 2007/08 are set on securing honours with the club and picking up recognition with England on the international stage - and with the displays seen in 2007/08 so far, it is highly likely that his name will continue to be at the forefront of the rugby arena.

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Danny Cipriani's Detailed Stats
Full Statistics for Danny Cipriani. Click on the opposing sides for match reports and more.
Weight: 95kgs / 14st 13lbs
Height: 184cm / 6ft 0ins
02/11/1987
Place of Birth: Roehampton
Joined Club: September 2003
Match Date Opponent Position Result Scores Tries Cons Pens DGs Pts
Season: 2004/2005
19/12/2004 Bristol Rugby Rep W 43 - 33 - - - - 0
Season: Appearances: 1 Reps: 1 0 0 0 0 0
To date: Appearances: 1 Reps: 1 0 0 0 0 0
Season: 2006/2007
08/10/2006 London Irish FH W 23 - 13 - 2 1 - 7
12/11/2006 Bath Rugby Rep W 47 - 18 1 - - - 5
18/11/2006 Gloucester Rugby Rep L 21 - 27 - - - - 0
26/11/2006 Leicester Tigers Rep L 13 - 19 - - - - 0
01/12/2006 Saracens FB L 15 - 26 - - - - 0
10/12/2006 Benetton Rugby Treviso Rep W 55 - 0 1 - - - 5
16/12/2006 Benetton Rugby Treviso Rep W 71 - 5 1 - - - 5
26/12/2006 Gloucester Rugby Rep W 33 - 12 - 1 - - 2
01/01/2007 Bath Rugby Rep L 19 - 30 - - - - 0
07/01/2007 Worcester Warriors FB W 19 - 14 1 - - - 5
13/01/2007 USA Perpignan FB W 22 - 14 - - - - 0
20/01/2007 Castres Olympique FB W 16 - 13 - - - - 0
26/01/2007 Worcester Warriors Rep D 3 - 3 - - - - 0
18/02/2007 Sale Sharks FB W 26 - 18 - - - - 0
18/03/2007 London Irish Rep L 13 - 16 - - - - 0
31/03/2007 Leinster FB W 35 - 13 1 - - - 5
08/04/2007 Saracens FB W 27 - 26 1 - - - 5
15/04/2007 Northampton Saints FH W 35 - 29 1 - - - 5
22/04/2007 Northampton Saints FH W 30 - 13 - - - - 0
28/04/2007 Leicester Tigers FH L 26 - 40 - - - - 0
20/05/2007 Leicester Tigers FB W 25 - 9 - - - - 0
Season: Appearances: 21 Reps: 9 7 3 1 0 44
To date: Appearances: 22 Reps: 10 7 3 1 0 44
Season: 2007/2008
15/09/2007 Saracens FB L 19 - 29 - 1 4 - 14
22/09/2007 Worcester Warriors FB D 24 - 24 - 1 1 - 5
30/09/2007 Leicester Tigers Rep L 17 - 20 - - 1 - 3
05/10/2007 Sale Sharks FB L 0 - 16 - - - - 0
14/10/2007 London Irish FH W 28 - 14 1 - - - 5
20/10/2007 Harlequins CE L 25 - 26 - 2 1 - 7
27/10/2007 Newport Gwent Dragons CE D 3 - 3 - - 1 - 3
04/11/2007 Gloucester Rugby FB W 29 - 26 - 3 1 - 9
10/11/2007 Munster FH W 24 - 23 - 1 4 - 14
17/11/2007 Scarlets FH W 33 - 17 1 4 - - 13
25/11/2007 Newcastle Falcons FH W 35 - 12 2 2 2 - 20
01/12/2007 Newcastle Falcons FH W 24 - 6 - 1 4 - 14
08/12/2007 ASM Clermont Auvergne FH L 27 - 37 - 3 2 - 12
15/12/2007 ASM Clermont Auvergne FH W 25 - 24 - 2 2 - 10
22/12/2007 Bristol Rugby FH D 23 - 23 - 2 3 - 13
29/12/2007 Bath Rugby FH W 25 - 10 - 2 2 - 10
05/01/2008 Leeds Carnegie FH W 25 - 17 - 2 2 - 10
13/01/2008 Scarlets FH W 40 - 7 - 4 - - 8
19/01/2008 Munster FH L 3 - 19 - - 1 - 3
26/01/2008 Gloucester Rugby FH L 17 - 18 - 2 1 - 7
16/02/2008 Bath Rugby FH W 42 - 34 1 4 3 - 22
09/03/2008 Harlequins Rep W 29 - 25 - - - - 0
22/03/2008 Leicester Tigers FH L 24 - 34 2 1 - - 12
29/03/2008 Leicester Tigers FB W 24 - 19 1 1 - - 7
12/04/2008 Worcester Warriors FH W 49 - 12 1 7 - - 19
15/04/2008 Sale Sharks FH W 29 - 19 - 2 5 - 19
20/04/2008 Saracens FH W 40 - 29 - 5 - - 10
04/05/2008 Gloucester Rugby FH L 17 - 25 - 1 1 - 5
07/05/2008 Newcastle Falcons FH W 32 - 13 - 3 2 - 12
10/05/2008 Leeds Carnegie Rep W 45 - 28 - - - - 0
18/05/2008 Bath Rugby FH W 21 - 10 - 2 - - 4
Season: Appearances: 31 Reps: 3 9 58 43 0 290
To date: Appearances: 53 Reps: 13 16 61 44 0 334
Season: 2008/2009
01/10/2008 Bath Rugby FH L 23 - 27 - 1 3 - 11
12/10/2008 Castres Olympique FH W 25 - 11 - 2 2 - 10
18/10/2008 Leinster FH L 11 - 41 - - 2 - 6
24/10/2008 Newcastle Falcons FH W 26 - 13 - 3 - - 6
05/12/2008 Edinburgh Rugby FH W 25 - 16 - 1 6 - 20
14/12/2008 Edinburgh Rugby Rep W 19 - 11 - - - - 0
20/12/2008 Saracens FH W 33 - 24 - - 3 - 9
04/01/2009 Harlequins FH W 24 - 18 - 1 3 - 11
17/01/2009 Leinster FH W 19 - 12 - 1 3 - 11
25/01/2009 Castres Olympique FH L 15 - 21 1 1 1 - 10
15/02/2009 Leicester Tigers FH W 36 - 29 - 3 5 - 21
22/02/2009 Northampton Saints FH W 9 - 5 - - 3 - 9
28/02/2009 Worcester Warriors FH L 12 - 13 - - 4 - 12
08/03/2009 London Irish FH W 21 - 16 - 1 3 - 11
14/03/2009 Gloucester Rugby FH L 22 - 24 - - - - 0
22/03/2009 Bristol Rugby FH W 21 - 19 - - 3 - 9
29/03/2009 Saracens FH L 14 - 19 - - 3 - 9
01/04/2009 Bath Rugby FH L 14 - 22 - - 2 - 6
05/04/2009 Newcastle Falcons FH W 12 - 6 - - 3 1 12
19/04/2009 Bristol Rugby FH W 36 - 18 1 4 1 - 16
25/04/2009 Gloucester Rugby FH W 34 - 3 - 2 2 - 10
Season: Appearances: 21 Reps: 1 2 20 52 1 209
To date: Appearances: 74 Reps: 14 18 81 96 1 543
Season: 2009/2010
05/09/2009 Harlequins FH W 26 - 15 - - - - 0
12/09/2009 Bath Rugby FH W 17 - 15 - 1 - - 2
20/09/2009 Worcester Warriors FH W 23 - 3 - 2 1 2 13
27/09/2009 London Irish FH L 16 - 28 - 1 3 - 11
04/10/2009 Northampton Saints FB W 20 - 15 1 - - - 5
27/12/2009 Harlequins FH W 21 - 20 - - 2 - 6
03/01/2010 Newcastle Falcons FB L 6 - 12 - - - - 0
09/01/2010 Leicester Tigers FH L 8 - 34 - - 1 - 3
14/01/2010 Rugby Roma Olimpic FH W 50 - 16 - 5 - - 10
21/01/2010 Racing Metro 92 FH L 17 - 19 - 2 1 - 7
14/02/2010 Sale Sharks FH W 22 - 16 - 1 5 - 17
21/02/2010 Saracens FH W 9 - 0 - - 3 - 9
28/02/2010 Leeds Carnegie FH L 10 - 26 1 1 1 - 10
07/03/2010 Gloucester Rugby Rep W 24 - 19 - - - - 0
19/03/2010 Sale Sharks Rep L 8 - 19 - - 1 - 3
27/03/2010 Northampton Saints FH L 9 - 14 - - 2 - 6
04/04/2010 London Irish Rep W 33 - 22 - 1 1 - 5
11/04/2010 Gloucester Rugby FH W 42 - 26 - 4 3 - 17
17/04/2010 Worcester Warriors FH W 24 - 20 - 3 1 - 9
24/04/2010 Bath Rugby FH L 19 - 35 - - 4 - 12
01/05/2010 Cardiff Blues Rep L 15 - 18 - - - - 0
08/05/2010 Newcastle Falcons FB W 25 - 21 - - - - 0
Season: Appearances: 22 Reps: 4 2 21 29 2 145
Career Totals: Appearances: 96 Reps: 18 20 102 125 3 688