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Fly-half Cipriani available for World Cup

England fly-half Danny Cipriani is available for the World Cup after he was re-bailed until November in relation to his arrest for drink-driving.

The Sale Sharks man was arrested in June after he was involved in a collision with another car in London.

Danny Cipriani was arrested for drink-dirving. Credit: PA

Cipriani was arrested and taken to a west London police station, but was released on bail soon after.

Head coach Stuart Lancaster said at the time he would not select Cipriani until he knew the outcome of case.

Lancaster waiting on Cipriani drink-drive case

England head coach Stuart Lancaster will await the conclusion of the police investigation into Danny Cipriani drink-drive arrest before deciding on whether to consider him for his World Cup squad.

Cipriani was the latest to fall foul of authorities after Manu Tuilagi and Dylan Hartley were ruled out of the tournament following misdemeanours

The Sale Sharks player was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving earlier this month, but won't know the outcome of the case until early August.

Danny Cipriani was only recently recalled to the national side. Credit: PA

Lancaster said: "(I am) waiting to see what the Police investigation will determine. I've got no position at all at the moment.

"He's not been charged with anything so as a consequence is in camp and training as everyone else is.

"I'll deal with it as and when it's appropriate."

Cipriani won't take England chance for granted

Danny Cipriani touched down after coming on. Credit: PA

Danny Cipriani says he will seizure his latest chance in the England team after coming off the bench to score a try on Saturday.

The Sale Sharks fly-half was making his first international appearance since 2008 in the the 47-17 win over Italy.

That's what I'm doing now: every moment and every experience I am appreciating and there's no way I want to be out of this England side ever again, for as long as I'm playing.

I'm very focused on making the best of my ability.

– Danny Cipriani


Lancaster: Cipriani part of plans for years to come

England head coach Stuart Lancaster says this is not Danny Cipriani's last chance to impress in an England shirt.

Lancaster hopes the 27-year-old fly-half will be a part of the international squad for the next four years.

England set to call up fly-half Danny Cipriani

Stuart Lancaster will hedge his bets on Danny Cipriani's Test future by naming the Sale fly-half in his extended Six Nations training squad.

Cipriani will be confirmed in England's wider squad on Wednesday to prepare for the Six Nations opener against Wales in Cardiff on February 6, along with Harlequins' 36-year-old back-rower Nick Easter.

Danny Cipriani will return to the England fold. Credit: PA

Cipriani could still, however, officially remain in England's second-string Saxons squad, with George Ford, Owen Farrell and Stephen Myler the senior playmakers.

Easter will earn a first squad call under head coach Lancaster, and has not featured for England since the 2011 World Cup.

Bath's rugby league convert Sam Burgess will be named in the Saxons squad as he continues his quest for a place at this year's World Cup.

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