Gloucester chief executive Stephen Vaughan has joked he will ask Eddie Jones to pay for a season ticket as the England boss gets set to watch fly-half Danny Cipriani play for the ninth time this campaign.
Cipraini is vying for a place in the England World Cup fold with current captain Owen Farrell and he will be watched by Jones during Saturdays play-off semi-final against Saracens.
Eddie has his ideas and structures, but in terms of God-given talent, to not have Danny as an option to change a game, seems a real miss. A real big miss.
Englands first World Cup fixture in Japan is against Tonga on September 22. They also have USA, Argentina and France in their group.
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Danny Cipriani won the Premiership Rugby player of the season award on Wednesday evening, adding that to the Rugby Players Association equivalent, which he received at the beginning of the month. The Gloucester fly half, 31, has been central to the clubs rejuvenation this season, steering them to a first league play-off since 2011 in his debut campaign at Kingsholm. They will face Saracens, the champions, at Allianz Park on Saturday. Despite this success, Cipriani is often considered divisive and seems unlikely to add to his 16 England caps at the World Cup this autumn. Here, The Times finds out what makes him different.
Johan Ackermann — Ciprianis head coach at Gloucester I spoke to him for about half an hour before we signed him and…
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