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Sale Sharks' Danny Cipriani misses out on England World Cup squad

Danny Cipriani has been omitted from England's World Cup squad Credit: PA Images

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.

Cipriani available for the World Cup after being re-bailed over drink-drive allegation

Danny Cipriani during an England training session at Pennyhill Park, Surrey. Credit: Press Association.

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.


Danny Cipriani signs two year deal at Sale Sharks

Danny Cipriani Credit: PA

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.

– Danny Cipriani


Cipriani delighted to be back in England squad

Danny Cipriani Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire/Press Association Images

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.”

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