Danny Cipriani harbouring England hopes
Danny Cipriani has revealed he still has hopes of playing rugby for England again, with coach Stuart Lancaster still in touch with the Sale fly half.
He told BBC Sport: "To make the effort to stay in touch, I appreciate that. It shows they are still looking at you and thinking about you".
The 24-year-old last played for the national side in 2008, but said his hopes of a recall rest on "having a good season".
Fans keen to see if Cipriani can return to his best form may head down to Sale's new home of the City of Salford Stadium, but England fans might be just as keen on alternative candidates for the position, such as Toby Flood.
Those keen to book corporate hospitality for England's Six Nations matches at Twickenham in the new year might have a clearer idea of the make-up of the side after the QBE Internationals are played at the venue this autumn.
Cipriani has played seven times for England, but has also made the headlines off the field for his high-profile relationship with Kelly Brook.
By Sam Smith