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Danny Cipriani Set To Make Playing Return For Barbarians Against Northampton

Cipriani won 16 caps for England after his breakthrough in 2008Former England fly-half Danny Cipriani is set to make his return to rugby for the Barbarians against Northampton next month.

He has not played since but is understood to be in line to feature for the famous invitational side at Franklin’s Gardens on 26 November.

The Baa-Baas also play an All Blacks XV, Harlequins and Bath this autumn.

Cipriani won 16 caps for England and had two stints with Wasps, as well as spells with the Melbourne Rebels, Sale and Gloucester.

Despite only winning a handful of England caps after his breakthrough in 2008, Cipriani excelled at Premiership level and won a recall to Eddie Jones’ England set-up in 2018.

In his one appearance under Jones, he helped guide England to victory over South Africa in Cape Town in his final cap for his country.

Northampton arranged the Barbarians match after their Premiership game with Worcester was cancelled, with Quins and Bath following suit.

England internationals Dan Robson and Brad Shields – who were among the 167 people made redundant following Wasps’ administration – are also set to feature for the Barbarians, as are ex-Saints title winners Tom Wood and Luther Burrell.

Meanwhile, the Barbarians have also made significant additions to their coaching team, with ex-Wasps head coach Lee Blackett and former Leicester director of rugby Geordan Murphy both involved.

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