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Cipriani started at fly-half in England’s 25-10 win over South Africa in June 2018, but has not appeared since

Danny Cipriani claims he would have had to “turn water into wine” to convince England coach Eddie Jones to include him in his Rugby World Cup squad.

Fly-half Cipriani, 31, was part of pre-tournament training camps but was dropped before the final 31-man selection was made.

Jones instead opted for Owen Farrell and George Ford as his fly-half options

“Going into a big competition I would’ve had to turn water into wine to really sway him,” said Cipriani.

Despite being named as the Premiership’s player of the season for his performances with Gloucester last term, Cipriani has only made two international appearances since Jones took charge at the start of 2016.

Asked if he had a fair chance to press his case for World Cup selection, Cipriani

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