Cipriani features in Meyer plans for Stade
FORMER Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer jetted into Paris at the end of last week to finalise his recruitment plans for Stade Francais.
Meyer is taking over in the French capital as sporting director and head coach of Stade in his first role since leaving South African in 2015.
Now Stade have secured themselves in the Top 14 for another season they are moving in on their prime targets.
Blindside understands from French scouts that one of the names he is considering is that of Wasps flyhalf Danny Cipriani.
The former England international has been linked with a number of clubs since it was announced he was departing the Ricoh Arena.
Meyer needs another top quality fly half after his countryman Morne Steyn decided to move to Brive next season.
Stade could face competition from Ulster who need to replace Irish international Paddy Jackson.
Cipriani could become the second Englishmen at the club where Shane Geraghty is the third choice flyhalf behind Steyn and Jules Plisson.
Former England international Geraghty, 31, joined Stade as a medial joker in August 2017 for the injured Meyer Bosman.
Meyer needs to make a decision about the future of Geraghty who has played for London Irish, Northampton Saints, Brive and Bristol.
Linked: Danny Cipriani