DANNY Cipriani has been fined £2,000 by Gloucester Rugby after a disciplinary hearing yesterday.

The hearing with Cipriani was to review the events of last week on the club’s pre-season tour in Jersey where he was charged with common assault.

50% of the fine will be paid to the club’s chosen charity, Pied Piper, a charity raising money and awareness for sick and disabled children in Gloucestershire and 50% will be paid to Restart Rugby, the official charity of the Rugby Players’ Association.

In addition, Danny will be required to undertake an additional 10 hours of community service and he will work with Gloucester Rugby’s community staff coaching local children, and will be contributing to the fantastic voluntary work that the Gloucester Academy staff and players do with the homeless in the City.

A Gloucester Rugby spokesperson said: “Having reviewed all the facts and spoken to both Danny and Willi Heinz, who witnessed the events first hand, we are in agreement with the Magistrate in Jersey that this was a minor incident. While Danny is very apologetic for his actions, we do not believe he is guilty of bringing the game into disrepute and he will continue to get our full support.

“Danny has now faced disciplinary action from both the Courts and his Club and, with the new season about to kick off, our focus is very much on preparing for Northampton on the 1st September, so we will not be making any further comments on this matter.”