Wasps suffer major blow as key player decides to leave at the end of the season

If Wasps fans were flying high after yesterday’s triumphant 22-44 win over Harlequins, they would be brought crashing straight back down to earth after this morning’s news.

The club announced that fly-half Danny Cipriani will leave the Premiership outfit at the end of the current season.

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Cipriani will leave Wasps for a second time

The 30-year-old has played a pivotal part in Wasps’ title charge last season and their good form this season since re-joining from Sale Sharks in 2016.

Director of rugby Dai Young said on the club’s official website:

“Danny is moving on at the end of the year and we wish him well. “We would also like to thank him for all his efforts in a Wasps shirt.”

The 14-time capped England international also commented on the decision, stating:

“I will be sad to leave Wasps, but my job is far from finished and I can promise the fans my absolute all until the end of the season.”

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How the fly-half broke the news earlier today

This revelation comes after string interest from French sides Toulouse, Stade Francais and Lyon.

“I will now take some time to decide my next move,” Cipriani went on to say.

The Londoner has clocked up over 700 points for Wasps in two stints between 2006-2010 and since his re-arrival.

The news was greeted by disappointed club supporters as well as the well-wishers:

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This is a major blow to the side with fans left asking whether the scheduled arrival of New Zealander Lima Sapoaga in the off-season will be a good enough replacement.

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