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England rugby player Cipriani fined for nightclub assault

British rugby player Danny Cipriani leaves Jersey Magistrates' Court, Saint Helier, Jersey, one of the Channel Islands, on Thursday Aug. 16, 2018, whe...
FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015 file photo England's Danny Cipriani races clear to score a try during the Six Nations international rugby union...
British rugby player Danny Cipriani leaves Jersey Magistrates' Court, Saint Helier, Jersey, one of the Channel Islands, on Thursday Aug. 16, 2018, whe...

British rugby player Danny Cipriani leaves Jersey Magistrates' Court, Saint Helier, Jersey, one of the Channel Islands, on Thursday Aug. 16, 2018, whe...

FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015 file photo England's Danny Cipriani races clear to score a try during the Six Nations international rugby union...

British rugby player Danny Cipriani leaves Jersey Magistrates' Court, Saint Helier, Jersey, one of the Channel Islands, on Thursday Aug. 16, 2018, whe...

ST. HELIER, Jersey (AP) — A court has fined England rugby player Danny Cipriani 2,000 pounds ($2,500) after he pleaded guilty to assault and resisting arrest following an incident at a nightclub on an island in the English Channel.

Cipriani, who made his 16th appearance for England against South Africa in June, was fined 1,500 pounds for resisting arrest and 500 pounds for assault. He was also ordered to pay 250 pounds in compensation to a female police officer who bruised her neck.

The incident in St. Helier unfolded early Wednesday while Cipriani was on a pre-season tour of Jersey with new club Gloucester.

Gloucester chief executive Stephen Vaughan says Cipriani "will receive our full support."

England's Rugby Football Union has yet to comment on Cipriani's latest episode in a poor disciplinary record that includes previous court appearances for drunk driving.

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Updated : 2021-01-28 21:21 GMT+08:00