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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.
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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.
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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England captain Chris Robshaw has revealed that his decision not to undergo shoulder surgery was driven by next month's Six Nations Championship opener against Wales in Cardiff.
Robshaw is set to return to action on Saturday when his club Harlequins tackle Aviva Premiership rivals Leicester.
Had Robshaw gone down the surgery route, he would have faced three months out, missing the entire Six Nations campaign.
You don't want to miss out on these occasions, especially going back to the Millennium, you simply don't.
You don't want to be on the sofa watching on TV as everyone else is going into battle. We want to try and rectify what happened there two years ago.
I wanted to be in Cardiff. That was in my mind when I hurt my shoulder. I saw a couple of specialists who went through the options. Once I knew that rest and rehab could do the job, then it was decided to go down that route. You want to be out there playing. Simple as that."
After the thrilling 22-20 win against France in Paris that secured the Six Nations crown for Ireland, Brian O'Driscoll said he did not want to take his shirt off after the game because he knew when he did it would "be the last time".
O'Driscoll, whose international career has now ended, said: "I played on for one more year, hopeful to get a victory against the All Blacks - it didn't happen - and to win a Six Nations - and that did happen. You can't have it all, but you take the bits that you get."
He added: "Its been a fantastic Six Nations for us. I've enjoyed every second. It's an hour after the game and I don't want to take this jersey off yet, because I know when I take it off, that will be the last time.
"It will be weird if I start putting it on at home and start walking around in it. So I am kind of dragging it out a little bit."
The Irish rugby team celebrated their Six Nations win in true celeb style with a victory selfie with the trophy, taken by prop Cian Healy.
But England's players could only watch on from Rome, where they had earlier handsomely beaten Italy to take the championship down to the wire.
A thrilling 22-20 win for the Irish over France in Paris meant they claimed the title on points difference.
Ireland have pipped England to the Six Nations title after a nailbiting 22-20 victory over France in Paris.
After England's crushing victory over Italy at lunchtime, a French win in Paris would have seen Stuart Lancaster's men take the title.
But a pulsating game saw Ireland run in three tries to give a fitting send-off to iconic centre Brian O'Driscoll in his last ever international game.
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