Danny Cipriani speaks out on controversial Owen Farrell rage moment during 2018 England tour
Danny Cipriani has finally spoken out on a controversial moment between him and the England skipper, Owen Farrell, from back in 2018.
The 33-year-old spoke exclusively to the Daily Mail in today’s edition in which he covered a number of different topics including his personal life, his relationship with Eddie Jones and THAT moment during the 2018 England tour to South Africa.
Users on social media have often made reference to this incident over the years and Cipriani’s take has reignited the debate online.
The moment in question occurred in the third test against the Springboks with Danny Cipriani making a long-awaited comeback for his country at fly-half.
After years in international exile, all eyes were on this match with fans questioning if the Gloucester ten still had what it took to perform at a Test match standard.
Danny Cipriani answered his critics with a sublime crossfield kick in the closing seconds of the clash – with Jonny May pouncing on the bouncing ball in the corner of the field to score. It was a moment that was celebrated by England fans, but some eagled eyed viewers spotted a peculiar reaction to the try-assist during the video replay.
watch the try and Owen Farrell’s reaction in the video below
We see as Farrell gives an exasperated reaction to Danny Cipriani’s quick-thinking kick as he slumps his shoulders and looks down with a look of frustration. He turns towards his fly half and gives a bewildered shrug – as if to say, ‘what the hell are you doing?’.
Danny Cipriani has now spoken out on the moment which caused such a stir online in his interview with the Daily Mail.
He said, ‘I’ve not even watched that game back, all I’ve seen is that kick, when I hit it and he (Farrell) seemed to be frustrated.’
He continued, ‘I remember getting on the team bus afterwards and he said, “Andy Goode has just tweeted something about that but just so you know, it wasn’t because of anything you did”. He was trying to make out it was all fine. I just took his word for it. That’s all I could do. But when you look at it, it does look a bit… well, I wouldn’t do that to another player.’
For the full interview from the Daily Mail, follow the link below
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