England head coach Eddie Jones was quizzed by Gloucester fan on why he continues to snub the RPA Player of the year Danny Cipriani from his England plans.
The Aussie came into the fans work on Tuesday to give a motivational speech to the staff followed by a Q&A session.
When the loyal Gloucester fan asked the question, “Why haven’t you picked Danny Cipriani?”, Jones’ stern response was “We don’t necessarily pick the best players but the right players for the team”.
This is not the sort of thing that England fans clamouring for Cipriani’s return to the international fold would have been wanting to hear.
Despite his consistent form at club level, Cipriani has only made two appearances for England under head coach Jones, and won the last of his 16 caps in June 2018.
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However, he has not given up hope of forcing his way into contention for World Cup selection.
“It’s just about action over the next couple of weeks,” he added.
“Eddie Jones is very diligent about how he speaks to everyone in the wider squad, and there is a group of us who met him over the last couple of weeks.
“So it’s just important for myself to finish the season as strong as I can to put myself in the best position to hopefully get involved in a training squad.”