Danny Cipriani named in England squad for tour of New Zealand

Danny Cipriani returns to the England squad for their upcoming tour of New Zealand.

Danny Cipriani has been named in the England squad for their upcoming tour of New Zealand.

The Sale Sharks fly-half won the last of his seven caps for his country back in 2008.

Meanwhile, England coach Stuart Lancaster has selected a total of seven uncapped players for the tour.

Gloucester Rugby centre Henry Trinder, Worcester Warriors full-back Chris Pennell and Leicester Tigers lock Ed Slater are among the new faces in the 30-man party.

The bulk of the squad will fly out to New Zealand on Tuesday, while those players involved in Saturday's Aviva Premiership final between Saracens and Northampton Saints will join their teammates on June 2.

England play their first of three Tests against New Zealand in Auckland on June 7.

England squad

Forwards: Joe Marler (Harlequins), Matt Mullan (London Wasps), Kieran Brookes (Newcastle Falcons), Henry Thomas (Sale Sharks), David Wilson (Bath Rugby), Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs), Joe Gray (Harlequins), Dave Ward (Harlequins), Rob Webber (Bath Rugby), Dave Attwood (Bath Rugby), Joe Launchbury (London Wasps), Geoff Parling (Leicester Tigers), Ed Slater (Leicester Tigers), James Haskell (London Wasps), Tom Johnson (Exeter Chiefs), Matt Kvesic (Gloucester Rugby), Ben Morgan (Gloucester Rugby), Chris Robshaw (Harlequins)

Backs: Danny Care (Harlequins), Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers), Freddie Burns (Gloucester Rugby), Danny Cipriani (Sale Sharks), Kyle Eastmond (Bath Rugby), Manusamoa Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers), Henry Trinder (Gloucester Rugby), Billy Twelvetrees (Gloucester Rugby), Jonny May (Gloucester Rugby), Marland Yarde (London Irish), Mike Brown (Harlequins), Chris Pennell (Worcester Warriors)

Danny Cipriani of Sale Sharks converts a try against Worcester Warriors during the Aviva Premiership match between Worcester Warriors and Sale Sharks at the Sixways Stadium, on February 22, 2014
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