Danny Cipriani to make Sale Sharks decision in 'next two weeks'

Danny Cipriani
Danny Cipriani has scored 126 points for Sale Sharks so far this season, including two tries

Sale fly-half Danny Cipriani will make a decision on his future "in the next two weeks", according to Sharks director of rugby Steve Diamond.

Cipriani, 27, is out of contract at the end of this season and has been linked with a move to French side Toulon.external-link

George Ford, Owen Farrell and Stephen Myler were chosen ahead of him for England's autumn internationals squad.

"He has spoken with England, he's still in the fourth spot I think," Diamond told BBC Radio Manchester.

Cipriani, who has scored 126 points for Sale this campaign, made his first international appearances since 2008 during England's summer tour of New Zealand.

But the former Wasps and Melbourne Rebels number 10 was not selected for Stuart Lancaster's autumn internationals side, and instead helped Sale to three wins in a row while England were testing themselves against four southern hemisphere teams.

Diamond, who believes Cipriani is playing well enough to earn an England recall, says he needs to perform against those above him in the England pecking order.

"He's just got to play well against sides like Northampton - against people in those slots above him - and if he does that, and if he thinks it's right to stay, I'm pretty sure he'll sign here," said Diamond.

"If he doesn't then he will probably take his option abroad.

"If Danny decides to leave, which we don't want him to do, then there is always somebody else out there."

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