Haskell tells Cipriani not to ‘hang on’ for England
“Sometimes your face does not fit, or there’s too much competition around, and you need to make the right decision to suit yourself and suit your game.
“I don’t regret for one minute going to France – it was one of the best experiences of my life.
“If I thought it would have affected my England chances, because the rules were different then, I probably wouldn’t go.
“If I was on the fringe of the squad looking to play rugby and I had a once-in-alifetime opportunity to go and play in France, you’ve got to go and play in France, haven’t you?
“I think that’s what you’ve ADVICE: Haskell got to do. But everyone is different.
“Only he knows what the England coaches are saying to him, only he knows his own situation.
“But I respect anyone who broadens their horizons,
“The worst thing you can do is get to 33 having hung on and still not really been involved, then go over and miss the entire boat.”
Haskell believes nine-cap Cipriani will face a difficult decision on whether to move across the channel in the summer if deemed England’s fourth-choice fly-half.