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Danny Cipriani accuses England captain Owen Farrell and different stars of operating the group like a ‘MAFIA’ on the 2015 World Cup… and opens up on his explosive row with coach Mike Catt


Danny Cipriani accuses England captain Owen Farrell and different stars of operating the group like a ‘MAFIA’ on the 2015 World Cup… and opens up on his explosive row with coach Mike Catt

  • Danny Cipriani was a part of the England camp forward of the 2015 World Cup 
  • Nonetheless, he did not make the ultimate 31-man squad that crashed out within the teams 
  • Cipriani has opened up on a few of his team-mates and his row with Mike Catt 

Danny Cipriani has claimed that England captain Owen Farrell and George Ford had been a part of a management group that led the 2015 Rugby World Cup group like a ‘mafia’.

In his autobiography, ‘Who Am I?’, Cipriani lifted the lid on the England group and his explosive row with coach Mike Catt. 

In an extract from his ebook, revealed by the Solar, Cipriani claimed that Owen Farrell, George Ford, Chris Robshaw, Dan Cole and Ben Youngs had been amongst a management group.

He mentioned that whereas he believed he received on properly with them, he additionally mentioned how they had been ‘at all times scheming’.  

He mentioned: ‘Sam’s (Burgess) in a WhatsApp group with the mafia, till in the future, he posts an image on Instagram of me and him in a espresso store. Just a few hours later, George screenshots the image and messages it to Sam, earlier than eradicating him from the group. 

Danny Cipriani has accused Owen Farrell and other players of leading England's 2015 Rugby World Cup team 'like a mafia'

Danny Cipriani has accused Owen Farrell and different gamers of main England’s 2015 Rugby World Cup group ‘like a mafia’

Cipriani said Farrell, George Ford (right) and others always appeared to be 'scheming'

Cipriani mentioned Farrell, George Ford (proper) and others at all times gave the impression to be ‘scheming’

Cipriani did not make the final cut for the 2015 World Cup squad after playing as part of their warm-up camp

Cipriani didn’t make the ultimate lower for the 2015 World Cup squad after taking part in as a part of their warm-up camp

‘Sam could not care much less, however I believe, I am unsure what I’ve carried out to offend them, however clearly I am not as welcome as I assumed I used to be.’ 

England had been knocked out on the group stage of the 2015 Rugby World Cup as they completed behind crushed finalists Australia and Wales of their group. 

Cipriani was a part of the summer season camp who ready for the World Cup, although he was not chosen for the ultimate squad.

Catt, who was an attacking coach beneath head coach Stuart Lancaster, was concerned in a verbal confrontation with Cipriani after the latter had been advised he wouldn’t make the ultimate squad. 

It is claimed that Catt advised Cipriani that he would by no means play for England once more so long as he was concerned within the set-up.

Cipriani (left) got into a row with Mike Catt (right) with the latter allegedly claiming that the rugby star would not play for England again as long as he was involved in the set-up

Cipriani (left) received right into a row with Mike Catt (proper) with the latter allegedly claiming that the rugby star wouldn’t play for England once more so long as he was concerned within the set-up

Cipriani mentioned: ‘They’ve simply advised me I’m not taking part in within the World Cup and now this w***** is taking the p*** out of me. It occurs once more — “F***ing s*** Danny, work more durable!” — this time I’ve had sufficient.

‘I stroll straight in the direction of him, get in his face and say, “Have you ever received one thing to say to me, Mike Catt?” He begins stuttering, earlier than screaming in my face, spittle flying in every single place, “So long as I’m concerned, you’ll by no means play for England once more!”

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