Danny Cipriani’s three years in the England wilderness came to an end when he was recalled by coach Eddie Jones on Thursday for the upcoming tour of South Africa.

The Wasps fly-half, regarded as one of the most talented English players of his generation, has not played for England since 2015.

His stop-start international career has been interrupted by injuries, while his occasionally colourful off-field lifestyle has not endeared him to several England coaches.

But having previously failed to persuade Jones of his merits, Cipriani was selected in the Australian’s 34-man squad for next month’s three-Test series against the Springboks. – Agence France-Presse

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