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TALK OF THE RING: Fury was men­tioned by new champ Wilder OUT IN THE COLD: Cipri­ani is set to be snubbed by Stu­art Lan­caster for the se­nior Six Na­tions squad JAMES HASKELL has urged Danny Cipri­ani to chase a “once-in-a-life­time op­por­tu­nity” in France next sea­son if he is snubbed for Eng­land’s Six Na­tions squad.

Haskell be­lieves for­mer Wasps team-mate Cipri­ani must not fall into the trap of “hang­ing on” too long in the hope of rekin­dling his Eng­land ca­reer.

Sale fly-half Cipri­ani is ex­pected to be named in Eng­land’s sec­ond-string Sax­ons squad on Wed­nes­day, in a se­nior snub that could lead him to join Toulon in the sum­mer. Tal­is­man cen­tre Manu Tuilagi could miss the en­tire Six Na­tions with groin trou­ble, while Ge­orge Ford, Owen Far­rell and Stephen Myler are primed to be se­lected at fly-half ahead of Cipri­ani.

“I think the prob­lem is you can be hang­ing on your en­tire life,” for­mer Stade Fran­cais flanker Haskell said of Cipri­ani’s po­si­tion.

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