Cipriani fined for taking bottle of vodka from bar

Former England flyhalf Danny Cipriani has been fined by the Melbourne Rebels for taking a bottle of vodka from behind the bar at a nightclub during a night out after his Super 15 debut.

The first-year Super 15 club said on Tuesday that Cipriani was fined one match payment. Details of Cipriani’s financial contract with the club have not been disclosed.

The nightclub incident occurred after Melbourne lost its opening match to New South Wales 43-0. Last weekend, Cipriani kicked the winning penalty goal with seconds left on the clock to give the Rebels a 24-23 win over the ACT Brumbies.

Cipriani is expected to be in the lineup when Melbourne play Waikato in Hamilton, New Zealand on Saturday. — Sapa-AP

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