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Cipriani coy over future

Danny Cipriani will make a decision over his Sale future in the next couple of weeks but insists his England prospects are not his only consideration.

Cipriani continues to be overlooked by Red Rose head coach Stuart Lancaster despite his strong form and is unlikely to be involved in the RBS 6 Nations, which opens when England face Wales in Cardiff on February 6.

George Ford, Owen Farrell and Stephen Myler were ahead of him in the pecking order last autumn and with his Sale contract due to expire at the end of the season, Cipriani is considering accepting an offer from Toulon, knowing that a move to France will remove him from Test contention altogether.

"The decision I make will not be based purely on England selection," Cipriani told BT Sport's Rugby Tonight programme.

"There are other factors like family, the opportunities to play in different places or to stay with a quality team that I have thoroughly enjoyed playing for.

"It's difficult decisions and I am trying to just let my rugby do the talking as that's the most important thing. When a decision happens, hopefully it will just hit me.

"I am enjoying my time at Sale, and it's a decision I am going to have to make in the next couple of weeks so I just have to weigh things up over the next two weeks and see how it goes

"It's flattering to have interest from one of the top clubs in Europe and over the next month I have a few decisions to make."

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