• Nathan Hughes returns to stake claim for South Africa tour spot
Danny Cipriani could make his first England appearance under Eddie Jones in the No 15 jersey after he was named among the full-backs in the squad to face the Barbarians on Sunday. Nathan Hughes will also get the chance to stake a claim for the South Africa tour after he and Cipriani were among six losing Premiership semi-finalists selected in Jones’s 35-man squad.
Cipriani won his last England cap in a 2015 World Cup warmup match with an eye-catching cameo against France from full-back and it is a position he often played in his first spell with Wasps. Jones said when he named Cipriani in the touring party as an inside back that “I’ve seen him play 15 well as a younger guy and there’s no reason he couldn’t do that now”, and his selection among the full-backs for Sunday’s match suggests Jones will try him there at some point against the invitational side.
Written by Gerard Meagher
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/may/21/danny-cipriani-england-comeback-full-back under the title “Danny Cipriani could make his England comeback in full-back role”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.