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Sadly, he would win just three more caps, and the flying winger died in at the age of 24, when his Hawker Hurricane crashed in Suffolk. They don't make them like that any more. In the late Sixties, David Duckham possessed the most outrageous sidestep in the game and the ability to send TV cameras the wrong way with his dummy. He made his greatest impact on the British Lions tour to New Zealand inwhen he scored 11 tries and was renamed 'Dai' by Welsh supporters, but that was not enough for England to build a team around him.
Even greater injustice befell the mercurial Bath fly-half Stuart Barnes, who won just 10 England caps in the Eighties, as selectors preferred his metronomic rival Rob Andrew the architect of that defeat. In recent times, only Jeremy Guscott and Jason Robinson have threatened to break the mould, but being isolated at outside centre and on the wing and full-back, respectively, their impact has been fleeting, a tantalising glimpse of what could be possible.
The match was ostensibly a dead rubber - both sides had won two, lost two, and the title would be fought out between Wales and France - but it did not take long to realise that something special, perhaps even culture-changing, was taking place at Twickenham. Ireland built an early lead, but England regrouped and posted 33 unanswered points; it was a performance of composure, fluidity and vibrant rugby, the likes of which many home fans had never experienced.
Moreover, the inspiration was a year-old kid in a scrum cap playing at fly-half in his first full international. Danny Cipriani is a handsome man, and you suspect that he does not need reassuring of this fact. It is not unprecedented for rugby players to start out with these looks, but the necessity to bulk up for the game and a few years at the bottom of a ruck tend to add a little more 'character' to their faces.
Whether Cipriani is a good enough player to stop that happening is one of the things that we will have to find out. Much has happened in the six months since the Ireland game - notably a career-threatening injury and those nights out with Brook, more of which later - but it is the hope and excitement that Cipriani inspired that day that remain top of the agenda.
Just as Jonny Wilkinson knew from the age of eight that he would play for England, there was something preordained about Cipriani's rise.
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The night before the game, he sat up in bed and realised that he had been dreaming about this moment all his life. He had been warned that he would probably only sleep for four hours, but not to worry, that would not affect his performance the next day. Norris's most vivid memory of the schoolboy remains the first time he saw him play, aged He had a tendency at that age to try absolutely anything.
Whereas most people would put a grubber-kick through, he would put a grubber-kick through with the outside of his wrong foot. That sort of stuff. But by age 15, he had joined London Wasps, just as the club began their domination of English rugby, and he was playing age-group rugby for England. Still he was not satisfied. To make the next step, in his last year at school, he sought out the services of fitness coach Margot Wells, the wife of Allan Wells, the Olympic m champion, and an irrepressible, hugely likeable woman who has been his trainer and confidante ever since.
For the record, Cipriani paid for his sessions out of his own pocket then, and still does now. He was 18 when we started and, to be honest, you very rarely get that level of dedication and commitment from someone so young.
They normally grow into it, but he had it at the very beginning; he said, "I want to be the best. I want you to make me the best that I can be. If they know one thing about Cipriani, it is probably the News of the World story that he spent the night with a woman called Larissa Summers, who was reportdely a transsexual.
That subsequently turned out to be false, though not before the Wasps dressing room had given him the post-modern nickname 'Danny Cipriani Who Slept With A Man'. But, everyone agrees, Cipriani has a formidable work ethic of his own and considerable reserves of mental fortitude. Thanks to his work with Wells, he is now the quickest player at Wasps, faster even than his England team-mate Paul Sackey.
He works exceedingly hard, he's very diligent in what he does, and he's dedicated to being the best he can be in a very all-round manner. But he's not obsessive.
Obsessive to me means overdoing things, you do too much, you don't have balance in all parts of your life.
The situation could scarcely have been more dramatic. Having earlier appeared as a substitute against Wales and Italy, Cipriani had been due to make his first start the week before the Ireland match at full-back against Scotland, but was dropped when he was photographed coming out of a Mayfair nightclub on the Wednesday night before the game - he claimed he was just dropping off some tickets. Scotland duly thumped a spineless England and Cipriani was recalled by then-coach Brian Ashton, this time to replace Wilkinson at fly-half.Danny Cipriani's Amazing England Debut vs Ireland
The record points scorer in rugby history would watch the Ireland match from the bench, offering an insurance policy in case the 20 year old debutant crumbled. That, of course, never looked like happening.
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In an enduring image, Cipriani took charge of the pre-game huddle, barking orders at England's much vaunted pack of forwards. Watching the game again, you are reminded of something that his school coach Adrian Norris had said about the year-old Cipriani: But gradually, the angles of his runs and the timing of his passes started to make sense, and he coaxed performances from players, notably Jamie Noon, that were the best of their international careers.
He also converted seven place kicks out of seven. When Wilkinson came on, as a replacement at inside centre after 53 minutes, it looked like Cipriani shouted at him, too.
His voice is soft and polite and his conversation is dominated with goals, purposes, processes, mindsets and structures. He is smart and articulate, certainly, but sometimes he does not even seem to be speaking about sport, or even real life, at all. There is a logic to the occasional mundanity of his analysis: From the outside, Cipriani's most remarkable quality is his bulletproof self-belief. Then 10 minutes later he will try it again and it will work.
He's not put off, his confidence is not damaged by that and that shows as much as you need to know about him. One of his first actions was to have a clearance kick charged down, leading to an Italian try and a tense last few minutes before England came through So, you come on for a legend of rugby and nearly throw away the game to a team that have never beaten England - how does it feel?
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That was my process back on to the straight and narrow. You can't worry about it too much, otherwise you are going to get bogged down by mistakes, it's going to be like a snowball effect. So that's why whenever something happens, I just move on. The Italy game was simply an example of failing to execute a skill properly. Cipriani has obviously been heavily influenced in his approach by Shaun Edwards, the head coach at Wasps and the defensive coach for Wales and provisionally next year's Lions, who tour South Africa.
A hero of rugby league, Edwards was a famously redoubtable player - he took part in 33 domestic finals and won every single one - and he has become a formidable presence in rugby union. Once he says something, it stays said. Those are the kind of guys if they don't have an air of self-confidence around them, there's no doubt that they won't be the player they want to be. Who wants a leader who has no confidence in themselves? Their early years were spent on the Lockyer Estate in Putney, but through scholarships and his mother putting in 'ridiculous hours' in her cab, Cipriani attended some of the best private schools in London.
Would he come down late for training? He'd muck in in the changing room.
If he was told to pick up the cones, he'd pick up the cones. And if you do those two things then you are going to get on pretty well.
With Danny there's a little bit of swagger, a little bit of arrogance, but that is quite readily accepted at Wasps as well, because that is the London way. He is not known to have been involved with anyone else after the affair ended in But at the weekend he was photographed leaving a London nightclub at 5.
It is a shame she was not there as she might have been a good influence. Unlike his previous girlfriends she is not a model or has a high profile. Hope has a degree in psychology from the Open University and according to her LinkedIn page has worked in the educational field. Prior to starting work as a mental health manager at the college she was a pastoral care manager at a school in Ealing, West London.
Cipriani has been asked to comment on his relationship but has not responded to Mail Online. He left court today in St Helier without making any comment after admitting assaulting a bouncer and policewoman following an incident outside The Drift nightclub at a seafront hotel where he was staying on a pre-season tour with his club.
Cipriani had exploded with rage when bouncer Joaquim Pereira tried to stop him taking a drink outside and became verbally and physically abusive and started pushing him. The court heard the doorman turned on his body camera which angered Ciprinai further and he tried to rip the device off him. Police were then called but he refused to go quietly and yelled: He then allegedly told her: