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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."

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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

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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.

Cipriani left concussed after pub crawl bus collision

Rugby star Danny Cipriani has left hospital with heavy bruising and concussion after running into a bus during a pub crawl with his Sale Shark teammates.

A passing cyclist captured the aftermath of the former England fly-half's collision in Leeds city centre last night:

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