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Cipriani keen to extend Sale stay

23rd July 2014 14:38

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Happy at Sale: Danny Cipriani

England fly-half Danny Cipriani is enjoying his stint at Sale Sharks and wants to sign a contract extension with the club.

Cipriani, who is in the final year of a three-year deal which he signed in 2012, said last season he is keen to stay at the club and he reiterated his wish to secure a new deal.

"That is still the case," he told the BBC.

"I would be happy to stay."

Cipriani's fine form helped Sale to sixth position in the Premiership standings last season and also earned him an England recall for their tour to New Zealand during June.

Sale have lost stalwarts like scrum-half Dwayne Peel, full-back Rob Miller and prop Henry Thomas, but the club has signed several players during the off-season.

Former England flanker Magnus Lund is the latest player to join the Sharks, after spending six years at Biarritz, and Cipriani hopes there are more new signings arriving ahead of the upcoming campaign.

"I still feel like it would be nice to get three more big players into the team, just when you look at the squads that are available for the teams above us and the rotation they can do, but we're building towards that," he added.

"We're in a new stadium and we're hopefully going to get more numbers here moving to Saturday games.

"Rugby union in the north has a buzz about it and it's going to be a big year. We're in a better starting position than we were last year so it's important we add to it and move on."

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