LARA BINGLE'S HOT FOR RUGBY HUNK DANNY CIPRIANI

Lara Bingle has denied she and rugby bad boy Danny Cipriani are an item but the Daily Telegraph's Confidential can today confirm otherwise.

We can reveal the couple have spent the week playing a game of cat and mouse with photographers, desperate not to be spotted together.

At one point on Monday, Lara even called police after paparazzi caused her and Cipriani to remain holed up in her Darling Point apartment.

They were first linked last month after meeting in Melbourne, where Cipriani played for Super 15 side the Rebels and where Bingle appeared on Channel 7's Dancing With The Stars.

A night of "canoodling" at the city's Laika Bar was followed by the usual denials.

"Danny and I are friends," she said last week.

"I am just continually linked to these men because I have a lot of male friends."

However, on Sunday afternoon the couple were spotted with friends at Barrio Chino Mexican cantina in Kings Cross. By 10pm they were alone and spent the next two hours cuddling at a long table away from the bar. At midnight they left separately and went back to Darling Point.

The next morning they emerged about 9.30am, only to flee back inside when they spotted photographers.

Bingle then drove off, leaving him alone in the apartment. After calling police, who arrived and left within 10 minutes, Cipriani then went to great lengths to leave unseen.

At midnight a limo backed up to the apartment block and he dived into the back seat, covering himself with a jacket before speeding off.

Source: Sydney Confidential
Date: 9th July 2011