Here’s what Eddie Jones said to Danny Cipriani this week
Man-of-the-match Danny Cipriani has revealed he’s in dialogue with the England boss.
“I spoke with Eddie Jones in the week.” revealed Cipriani, following Gloucester’s 31-31 draw away at Bath on Saturday.
“He is very straightforward in what he wants me to improve on and I appreciate everything he says.
“It’s great to have a different perspective, especially the bossman of England.”
Speaking in Newcastle, where England will conclude their preparations for next year’s tournament in Japan with a fourth warm-up Test, against Italy at St James’ Park, Jones stressed he had been pleased with Cipriani’s commitment on tour in South Africa.
However, the 30-year-old’s arrest and court appearance in Jersey following an altercation outside a nightclub last month did not go unnoticed.
“Everything impacts on selection,” said Jones, who is expected to announce his latest training squad on 20 September.
“If a guy gets in trouble all the time you’ve got to have second thoughts about it. We will make a decision on whether he’s going to add value to the team.”