Danny Cipriani
Cipriani banned from the road for 18 months.Getty

England's Danny Cipriani has been convicted of drink driving and banned from the road for 18 months.

Westminster Magistrates' Court was told the England fly-half was so drunk his eyes were "glazed" and could not stand up straight when he crashed his black Mercedes into a taxi on Imperial Road, Fulham on 1 June 2015 after a night of cocktails and champagne.

The 28-year-old had been celebrating his man of the match performance – which included scoring two tries and kicking 10 conversions – in England XV's overwhelming 71-12 victory over the Barbarians at Twickenham.

Cipriani, now playing for Wasps in the Aviva Premiership, was breathalysed and was found to be twice over the drink-drive limit. The 28-year-old was ordered to pay a total of £7,620 in fines and costs.