Danny Cipriani accused of black magic after freak “accidental” kick
This must be some black magic, an utterly random kick which could have resulted in a try for Gloucester!
Gloucester took on Connacht today as the men from the midwest ran out 26-17 winners in the end. This clip surprised many because of the fact that it was eerily reminiscent of the kick that Ryan Crotty did in the 2017 Lions Tour.
We’re sure that everyone knows that Danny Cipriani is capable of some incredible things in rugby at this stage but this takes it to another level really. If he meant it that is…
The ball appears to be cleared by the former England 10, but the way he skews the kick means that he ends up slicing the ball way off to the right and into the hands of one of his team.
Quite incredible from Danny Cipriani.
— Murray Kinsella (@Murray_Kinsella) December 8, 2019
Danny Cipriani, by his own very high standards, has not been playing his best rugby this season for Cipriani. He has at times, performed well, but more often than not during the 2019-2020 campaign he has thrown passes astray or kicked inaccurately.
Some have blamed this on him taking his foot off the gas after the race for 2019 World Cup selection, it’s easy to see why he would not be as motivated as he was in the past as it is very likely that Cipriani will be too old to feature in the 2023 World Cup.
Despite this, Cipriani played very well yesterday in the Champions Cup clash against Connacht and he set up a try for young winger Louis Rees-Zammit.
This must be some sort of black magic, the way it goes straight to his own teammate’s fight. Hmmm…
Here is a video of BOTH of the moment’s that Cipriani involved in.
Here is the first clip which showed that kick that Cipriani gave that skewed to the left.
And here is the clip of the try assist that Cipriani set up all the way from his own half.
He is certainly playing better!