By Sir Clive Woodward for the Daily Mail
Published: 21:43 BST, 26 May 2019 | Updated: 21:48 BST, 26 May 2019
The Danny Cipriani show completely distracted Gloucester for the biggest game of their season, and for some, their lives.
They all showed their inexperience at handling must-win matches.
Gloucester could have beaten Saracens on Saturday but the way Cipriani, the players and indeed head coach Johan Ackermann prepared gave them zero chance.
Danny Cipriani looks dejected during the clash between Saracens and Gloucester
Cipriani was named Premiership player of the year at an awards dinner last Wednesday and during the week he did every interview under the sun.
Instead of being 100 per cent focused on trying to beat the English and European champions, Gloucester were caught up in the Cipriani show.
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