DON’T REGRET STAYING, DAN!
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.