Speaking to the media, Danny Cipriani has said that he needs to have a strong training camp with England which will help him secure a spot in the England Rugby World Cup squad.
While Owen Farrell & George Ford prepare to go head-to-head in this weekend's Aviva Premiership final, Cipriani is quietly preparing to join England's 50-man World Cup training squad and playing the sort of rugby Lancaster simply can't ignore.
"The coaches are very open with that and they do pick on form and how people train.
"It was nice to see my name in that 50-man squad but there is obviously still a lot of hard work to go in. There are so many quality players in all different positions.
"It's going to be down to me and how I conduct myself in training camp and how I train every single day, making sure I do improve.
"If I set myself that task over the next two or three months, then it will help me become a better rugby player and hopefully put my hand up to be included."
Â While Cipriani is focussed on stealing Ford's shirt in time for the World Cup, he is also quick to warn the Bath playmaker than a fit-again Farrell - who practically owned the jersey until last autumn - is a significant threat.
"When you've had an injury and you return to action, you do come back a lot hungrier - especially when someone has taken your shirt," added Cipriani, who is encouraging teenagers in 11 host cities around England and Wales to find the hidden flag to be in with a chance to lead a competing nation out onto the pitch during the Tournament later this year.
"That is going to bring some intensity to the camp itself. In every position there are going to be little battles and interesting conflicts - in a good way - which is only going to push the standard of the team. It is going to make sure the people who do get selected are the best men for the job.
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