Danny Cipriani must be handed the England No 10 shirt against South Africa, says Sky Sports’ Will Greenwood.
“I’d stick him in at No 10 in the very first Test, he’s on fire at the moment,” said Greenwood. “You can’t leave it until it is 2-0, he has got to start a Test match that absolutely matters in terms of the series.”
Greenwood also believes that Jones should give him the best chance to shine by playing him alongside his Wasps team-mate Dan Robson.
“I’d pair him with his half-back partner at Wasps, Dan Robson, and allow that 9-10 combination that runs the Wasps team so well to play and show their club form in an international game.”
Will Greenwood’s England XV to face South Africa in 1st Test, Johannesburg, June 9: 15 Elliot Daly; 14 Denny Solomona, 13 Henry Slade, 12 Owen Farrell (c), 11 Jonny May; 10 Danny Cipriani, 9 Dan Robson; 1 Mako Vunipola, 2 Jamie George, 3 Harry Williams, 4 Joe Launchbury, 5 Maro Itoje, 6 Jack Willis, 7 Tom Curry, 8 Billy Vunipola.
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