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Danny Cipriani misses out on England Rugby World Cup squad

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England have omitted Danny Cipriani from their World Cup squad, Press Association Sport understands.

Cipriani mounted a late challenge for inclusion in the 31-man party that will be announced on Thursday lunchtime, but has found his path blocked at fly-half and full-back.

The 27-year-old's exclusion comes despite inspiring England's fightback in the 25-20 defeat by France in Paris on Saturday with a dynamic final-quarter cameo from the bench.


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Coach Stuart Lancaster instead looks set to place his faith in Owen Farrell and George Ford in the fly-half position as they set about winning the World Cup for the first time since 2003. 

Speaking on his Facebook page Cipriani failed to confirm or deny whether he had made the squad but thanked fans for their support. 

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The Sale Sharks star has made 14 appearances for England after making his debut in 2008. 

He also missed out on making the squad for the 2011 tournament with coach Martin Johnson instead selecting Toby Flood and Jonny Wilkinson. 

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