Thursday, 6 March 2008

London Wasps Statement Regarding Danny Cipriani

London Wasps are very disappointed to hear that Danny Cipriani has been withdrawn from the England team to face Scotland in the RBS 6 Nations this weekend.

Cipriani, who was photographed outside a London nightclub at approximately 12.20am last night, will not travel to Scotland with the England team, and as a result Wasps Director of Rugby Ian McGeechan has confirmed that he will consider Cipriani for selection in Wasps team to face Harlequins in the Guinness Premiership at Adams Park on Sunday.

Said McGeechan: “We are hugely disappointed with the decision to withdraw Danny from the England team, and similarly disappointed for Danny himself.”

“Danny was pictured outside a nightclub last night, where he had gone in to see a friend. He did not stay inside the nightclub for any length of time and he was not drinking. He was at worst na├»ve in his actions, but no more than that. Given the circumstances, a measured response to his actions was required and I think this is a very harsh decision.

“Danny will return to club training tomorrow, and as we are currently selecting the Wasps team to face Harlequins in the Guinness Premiership on Sunday, we will be considering Danny in our selection for that game.”