Danny Cipriani will "take some time to decide" what he will do from next season after announcing that he will leave Wasps this summer, with the fly-half ready to turn his back on England and head overseas after being repeatedly overlooked since returning from Australia. You'll get nothing but my absolute commitment from myself and the team for the rest of the season.
Danny Cipriani says that he "will take some time to decide his next career move" after confirming his end-of-season exit from Wasps.
The 30-year-old fly-half, capped 14 times by England, has options in France and Japan but will be giving up any prospect of reviving his global career if he does opt to move overseas.
The out-half's contract at the Ricoh Arena expires this summer and a move overseas to France or Japan, as has been reported, would effectively end any hopes of reviving his worldwide career. His most recent worldwide Test came in August 2015 against France. Thank you to the Wasps faithful!
But, with the likes of All Black Lima Sopoaga on the way, Wasps director of rugby Dai Young is keen to reshape his squad and balance the books, although Cipriani should not be short of offers.
Cipriani was outstanding in Wasps' Premiership win at Harlequins on Sunday and as well as being the subject of interest from France and Japan, two English clubs are also tracking his progress.
But injuries and a falling out with the then England management, who took a dim view of Cipriani appearing on the front pages of British national newspapers as a result of a colourful private life which saw him date models and actresses, meant he never enjoyed an extended run in the national side. And we wish him well.
In Australia he again struggled to stay out of the limelight and it was a not altogether successful time, but in the summer of 2012 he returned to England, signing a three-year deal with Sale and making clear his desire to once again vie for an England place.