Gloucester Rugby player Danny Cipriani has pleaded guilty to common assault and resisting arrest after an incident at a bar on Jersey.

A female police officer suffered bruising to her neck at the Royal Yacht Hotel in St Helier, Jersey Magistrates’ Court heard.

The 30-year-old fly-half was arrested in the early hours of Wednesday.

After appearing in court on Thursday he was fined £2,000 and ordered to pay £250 in compensation.

He is in Jersey for pre-season preparations with club side Gloucester, who he joined from Wasps earlier in the summer.

The Premiership outfit earlier said it was aware of the incident, and would be making a further announcement in due course.

Cipriani has only just returned to the England squad, making his first Test start for 10 years against South Africa in Cape Town in June.

Last week, he vowed to do “everything I can” to remain part of the team.

Gloucester Rugby CEO Stephen Vaughan commented: “We are very proud of the culture we have within the group and the stated values which we strive to deliver against. Incidents of this nature are very disappointing to be associated with, and we will deal with it in a robust but balanced way but based purely on the facts.

“As a high profile sportsperson there is often a large degree of public and media scrutiny involved, which Danny is well aware of.

“The incident in question was over in a matter of seconds and was a reaction to the conduct of other parties involved.

“He knows his responsibilities and is aware of the impact of this type of incident on the club. However, Danny is a Gloucester Rugby player and will receive our full support as we focus on the exciting season ahead.”

Neither Gloucester Rugby or the player will be making any further statement on the matter.

He begins the domestic season with his new club at home to Northampton on 1 September.

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