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Phil Clemo Instructed by RFU for Cipriani Disciplinary Hearing

Phil Clemo was instructed by the RFU for the disciplinary hearing into the conduct of Danny Cipriani, following Mr Cipriani’s conviction for common assault and resisting arrest.

Mr Cipriani appeared before an independent disciplinary panel on Wednesday 22 August charged with conduct prejudicial to the interests of the game contrary to RFU Rule 5.12.

Mr Cipriani was reprimanded by the panel, but escaped further punishment.

The hearing in Bristol lasted almost five hours, with a statement coming from the RFU just before midnight.

“Danny Cipriani appeared before an independent disciplinary panel this evening charged with conduct prejudicial to the interests of the game contrary to RFU Rule 5.12. This followed his conviction for common assault and resisting arrest in Jersey on 16 August 2018.

“Cipriani contested the charge but the panel comprising Gareth Graham (chair) with Mike Curling and Olly Kohn decided to uphold it. The panel imposed no further sanction over and above Gloucester’s sanction and actions of the court.

Earlier in August Cipriani pleaded guilty to common assault and resisting arrest and was fined £2,000.

He was also ordered to pay a female police officer £250 in compensation arising from the incident at The Royal Yacht Hotel and Spa, St Helier.

The full press release from the RFU is available here.