Eddie Jones’ inside story on five ‘most disappointing’ England call-ups

1. Danny Cipriani

Jones wrote his autobiography: “When a player consistently does stupid things, you don’t expect him to change much. Players make choices and they have to live with the consequences.

“I was willing to see what Cipriani could do – despite often feeling frustrated because even the rugby reporters wanted to talk about him more than any other player.

“From Danny’s perspective his cause was done more damage when he played for Gloucester against Saracens. It was billed as a showdown between Farrell and Cipriani, but it was no contest. Saracens and Farrell were dominant. It was very disappointing.”

RUCK VERDICT: The most talented player of a generation, Cipriani would have won over 50 caps for almost any other country. A special player who will hopefully be back on the pitch soon after leaving Gloucester.

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