Rugby Union Today: Danny Cipriani back in England squad

Another busy day in the rugby union game as Eddie Jones named Gloucester fly-half Danny Cipriani in his England squad for an upcoming training camp.

What’s on the site

Danny Cipriani’s World Cup hopes have been handed a boost by Eddie Jones, with the Australian calling up the Gloucester pivot for a training camp, which will take place at the Lensbury Hotel.

In the southern hemisphere, Warren Gatland has signed a four-deal to become the next Chiefs head coach, while Israel Folau’s dispute with Rugby Australia is set to go to court after they failed to reach an agreement at the Fair Work Commission.

Finally, the Super Rugby semi-finals begin soon with the Jaguares taking on the Brumbies and we have predicted the outcome of both contests.

What’s in the news

Sergio Parisse will leave Stade Francais after 14 years in the French capital, despite having a year left on his contract with the Parisians.

Elsewhere, Montpellier have found their replacement for Ruan Pienaar with experienced Samoan scrum-half Kahn Fotuali’i joining the club ahead of the 2018/19 season.

Finally, there was also contract news in Super Rugby as Courtnall Skosan agreed a new deal with the Lions and the Rebels signed talented Fijian half-back Frank Lomani.

What’s on social media

Plenty of people were not happy following the aforementioned Sergio Parisse news, with the statement containing just three sentences on a player that was at the club for a long period of time.

A touching farewell and tribute to Sergio Parisse from Stade Français after 15 years

— Russ Petty (@rpetty80) June 28, 2019

What’s on the TV

Only Super Rugby remains before all the focus shifts to the international game and the two semi-finals – Jaguares v Brumbies and Crusaders v Hurricanes – are broadcast on Sky Sports.