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Danny Cipriani named in England squad for South Africa tour

Cipriani named in England squad for SA tour
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Wasps fly-half Danny Cipriani is among the players to be named in Eddie Jones's England squad for the tour of South Africa in June.

Wasps fly-half Danny Cipriani has been included in the England squad for the tour of South Africa in June.

The 30-year-old, who has been in impressive form for his club this season, last started for England in 2008 and has not featured in a Test since 2015.

Eddie Jones has named seven uncapped players in his 34-man squad, including Hurricanes captain Brad Shields after New Zealand Rugby granted his release.

Saracens duo Ben Earl and Ben Spencer, Wasps pair Dan Robson and Jack Willis, Exeter lock Jonny Hill and Sale teenager Cameron Redpath are also included.

Owen Farrell has been named captain with hooker Dylan Hartley unavailable, while a number of experienced players like Danny Care, Dan Cole and James Haskell have been rested.

Saracens number eight Billy Vunipola is also recalled after an injury-hit 12 months which saw his last England appearance come in the 2017 Six Nations.

England will play South Africa in three Tests in Johannesburg, Bloemfontein and Cape Town, the tour starting on June 9 and ending on June 23.

England squad to tour South Africa:

Backs: Mike Brown (Harlequins), Danny Cipriani (Wasps), Elliot Daly (Wasps), Nathan Earle (Saracens), Owen Farrell (Saracens), George Ford (Leicester Tigers), Alex Lozowski (Saracens), Jonny May (Leicester Tigers), Cameron Redpath (Sale Sharks), Dan Robson (Wasps), Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs), Denny Solomona (Sale Sharks), Ben Spencer (Saracens), Ben Te'o (Worcester Warriors), Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers)

Forwards: Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs), Tom Curry (Sale Sharks), Ben Earl (Saracens), Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers), Jamie George (Saracens), Jonny Hill (Exeter Chiefs), Nick Isiekwe (Saracens), Maro Itoje (Saracens), Joe Launchbury (Wasps), Joe Marler (Harlequins), Chris Robshaw (Harlequins), Brad Shields (Hurricanes/Wasps), Sam Simmonds (Exeter Chiefs), Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins), Billy Vunipola (Saracens), Mako Vunipola (Saracens), Harry Williams (Exeter Chiefs), Jack Willis (Wasps), Mark Wilson (Newcastle)

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