Sale Sharks director of rugby Steve Diamond has praised Danny Cipriani for changing for the better, having put in several impressive performances this season.

Diamond has spoken to The Times about Cipriani's revival:

"What Danny's done is grown up, he's treated the same here as anybody else. He's never late, he doesn't go out on the lash and he's bough into the team ethic. It's not all about him now and he's shining."

The 26-year-old has been the catalyst to Sale's success of late, and won the Aviva Premiership's Player of the Month having helped his side to three wins in March.

Cipriani will be looking to prove himself at home to Harlequins this evening as a win would put his team level on points with Bath in fourth place in the league.

He is also looking to maintain his current form which has been commended by Diamond, in the hope of being recalled by England for their tour to New Zealand this summer.

Cipriani has not made an appearance for his country since 2008, with his last outing coming in a defeat to New Zealand. But a consistent season back on home soil could place him in the thoughts of Stuart Lancaster.

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England Rugby
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