Danny Cipriani targets World Cup place after player of the season award

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Danny Cipriani has been named the Premiership’s player of the season in further recognition of an outstanding first campaign with Gloucester which he hopes will culminate with a place in England’s World Cup training squad.

Cipriani was this month voted player of the year by his peers and on Wednesday night became only the second person to win the Premiership award in the same season. The 31-year-old has steered Gloucester into the play-offs for the first time since 2011 following his summer move to Kingsholm and was rewarded with a lucrative three?year contract in April amid offers from seven Premiership clubs.

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