Cipriani set for new Sale deal

Date published: February 18 2015

Fly-half Danny Cipriani is set to turn down Toulon to sign a new deal with Sale according to reports in England.

The mercurial 27-year-old had been strongly linked with a move to the two-time European champions with an extension at Sale being contingent on him getting back into the England set-up.

As fourth choice during the November Tests, that seemed a long shot, but after Owen Farrell's injury ruled him out of the Six Nations, Cipriani leapfrogged Stephen Myler in the pecking order and has been on the bench for the first two games of the Six Nations.

While he was an unused replacement against Wales, he came off the bench against Italy on Saturday, scoring a try with virtually his first touch of the ball in the 47-17 win.

As a result, the Daily Mail is reporting that he will sign a new two-year deal with the Manchester club, while also being named vice captain.

Toulon president Mourad Boudjellal had been keen on bringing in Cipriani, with the club short of fly-half options with Nicolas Sánchez and Juan-Martín Hernández set to leave at the end of the season, leaving just Matt Giteau and Frédéric Michalak with experience playing the position.