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Cipriani to depart Bath Rugby at the end of the season

6 May 2022

Bath Rugby can confirm Danny Cipriani will depart the club at the end of the season for an opportunity overseas.

The 34-year-old debuted on the opening day against Sale Sharks and has collected 53 points in 15 games to date.

Injury and illness have prevented Cipriani from featuring more in Blue, Black and White, but he has made an outstanding contribution towards the development of the club’s young players.

Everyone at Bath Rugby would like to wish Danny and his family all the best for the future.


Head Coach Neal Hatley said: “Cips has been a fantastic mentor for the younger players at our club and has really helped the likes of Orlando Bailey and Max Ojomoh with their development this season.

“In the games he has featured in, he has shown what a quality player he is ball in hand and how he brings players into the game.

“We wish him, Vic and his family every success for the future.” 


Cipriani added: “It’s certainly been a challenging season which everyone will learn a huge amount from. 

“Unfortunately, I haven’t played as much rugby as I would have liked due to covid and injury, however I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my season at Bath particularly working with a talented group of youngsters. Orlando with a great work ethic, temperament, and vast array of skills. Max has all the ability and talent as well as being a student of the game, a great combination! I’m looking forward to watching them over the years.

“Thank you to the fans for your continual support and your spirited cheers no matter the weather. It’s never overlooked and always humbling. I feel extremely blessed to have had this experience it’s taught me a lot. 

“Thank you to the players and the coaching staff for welcoming me. Thank you to everyone at Bath. Thank you to my beautiful wife Victoria; I’m excited for what’s coming and what our future holds.  

“I’ve loved playing in the Premiership, it’s what I dreamed of as a child. Thank you for all your support.”


 

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