England have omitted Sale Sharks fly-half Danny Cipriani from their World Cup squad, according to reports from Press Association Sport.
Cipriani mounted a late challenge for inclusion in the 31-man party that will be announced on Thursday lunchtime, but has found his path blocked at fly-half and full-back.
The 27-year-old's exclusion comes despite inspiring England's fightback in the 25-20 defeat by France in Paris on Saturday with a dynamic final-quarter cameo from the bench.
Cipriani was arrested and bailed on suspicion of drink driving after a collision in London in June. A decision on whether to charge him had been delayed until later in the Autumn leaving him free to play in the World Cup.
Rugby star Danny Cipriani, who was arrested on suspicion of drink driving following an early morning car crash, has been re-bailed.
The Sale Sharks and England player, 27, was unhurt in a collision between his Mercedes and a Toyota in the Chelsea area of west London shortly after 5am on June 1.
A police spokesman confirmed that the 27-year-old had been re-bailed to a date in mid-November pending further inquiries.
The timing means Cipriani will be available for England's squad for the World Cup, which ends on October 31.
Head coach Stuart Lancaster will await the outcome of Danny Cipriani's drink-drive incident to decide on his England World Cup place.Read the full story ›
Mark Cueto will play in his last game for Sale Sharks on Saturday.
The 35 year old winger hangs up his boots after the final game of the season with Exeter.
One young Sale Sharks fan's World Cup dreams have come true after being been named as an official mascot. Ethan Hoften will walk out onto pitch this summer next to one of his heroes. He told us his audition coaching tips secured the job:
England star Danny Cipriani has signed a new two year deal at Sale Sharks. The 27-year-old fly-half has rejected the advances of French giants Toulon in what is a massive boost for Steve Diamond's side.
I'm really thrilled about signing the new deal and looking forward to the future."
"I am delighted to have put pen to paper at last and signed the new deal," said Cipriani.
"We've got some great young talent at the club with players like Mike Haley, Will Addison, Tommy Taylor, Ross Harrison and Josh Beaumont all having really come to the fore over the past year or so.
Mark Cueto has today announced he will be retiring at the end of the season.
The 35-year-old winger has been at Sale for 14 years, he's one of the club's all-time greats and the Premiership's record try scorer.
He's been explaining his decision to our sports correspondent David Chisnall:
Sale Sharks Mark Cueto speaks to David Chisnall about his decision to retire from rugby at the end of the season, and reveals that while he will miss playing, he's looking forward to skipping training and having a beer.
Sale Sharks' Mark Cueto has announced he will retire from playing at the end of the current season.Read the full story ›
Danny Cipriani has been selected for England's Six Nations squad. The Sale Sharks fly half said: “ I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to join up with the squad next week and look forward to training with them and developing my game. It’s a great chance for me to prove myself and hopefully get a chance to represent my country again. I would like to thank everyone at Sale Sharks for helping me make this happen.”