England's World Cup hopes have taken a further knock with the arrest of one of their star players.Fly-half Danny Cipriani has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving following an early morning car crash.
The Sale Sharks player, 27, was unhurt in a collision between his Mercedes and a Toyota in Chelsea, west London, shortly after 5am yesterday.
He was given a breath test and taken to a west London police station before being released on bail.
"No reports of any injuries.
"The cars involved were a silver Toyota Prius and a black Mercedes C63.
"The driver of the Mercedes, a 27-year-old man, was arrested on suspicion of drink driving.
"He was taken to a west London police station where he was later released on police bail. Return date to be confirmed."
In 2013 the star suffered concussion after being hit by a bus while on a night out with team-mates.
Cipriani, who once dated model Kelly Brook, is hopeful for a place in the England team for this year's Rugby World Cup after impressing this weekend in a match against the Barbarians.
But there are fears that his arrest could jeopardise such a place.
Cipriani is the latest in a string of England stars to get into trouble.
Centre Manu Tuilagi will not play for England in the tournament thanks to a conviction for assaulting two female police officers and a taxi driver, according to Sky Sports.
Hooker Dylan Hartley has also been dropped from the team’s training squad after he was handed a four-week ban for head-butting another player.
Fans today expressed their frustration at the news about Cipriani...
Danny Cipriani what are you doing my friend? You've practically secured your World Cup place... All you had to do is lie low for 5 months!— Oliver Scott (@oliverscott87) June 2, 2015
Nooooo Danny Cipriani noooooo 😨😱— Rhiannon (@Rhiaxo) June 2, 2015
Danny Cipriani what have you done!?— Alexander Middleton (@ADIMiddleton) June 2, 2015