Cipriani one of four stars added to England World Cup training squad

England add Danny Cipriani to World Cup training squad as Willi Heinz, Ollie Thorley and Courtney Lawes are also brought in by Eddie Jones

  • Eddie Jones has added four players to England’s World Cup training squad 
  • Gloucester fly-half and Premiership player of the season Danny Cipriani is in 
  • Courtney Lawes, Ollie Thorley and Willi Heinz have also been included 
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Danny Cipriani has been confirmed as one of four players added to England’s World Cup training squad by Eddie Jones.

The fly-half was named the Gallagher Premiership player of the season this year, but has not played for his country in 12 months. 

Jones has also called up Ollie Thorley, Willi Heinz and Courtney Lawes as he brings the tally of his training camp up to 32.   

Premiership player of the season Danny Cipriani has been added to England's training squad

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Premiership player of the season Danny Cipriani has been added to England’s training squad

The Australian has only included Cipriani in two squads since he took charge in 2016, and the playmaker has won just two caps – both against South Africa last June.

Since then he has been shunned in the aftermath of his arrest for assault in Jersey on a pre-season club trip.

Despite his inclusion, it still appears unlikely that he will make the final 31-man squad come September, with both Owen Farrell and George Ford ahead of him in the pecking order at No 10. 

 England’s full training squad – including the Saracens and Exeter players – will be named on July 4.

Eddie Jones has called up a total of four players as he looks at his options for Japan 2019

Eddie Jones has called up a total of four players as he looks at his options for Japan 2019

Eddie Jones has called up a total of four players as he looks at his options for Japan 2019

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