England head coach Stuart Lancaster said he thinks Danny Cipriani has improved this season after watching the fly-half orchestrate a 73-12 hammering of the Barbarians at Twickenham.
Cipriani, 27, man was named man of the match after finishing with 33 points, having converted all 10 of the England tries, two of which he scored himself, and added a penalty. He finished the game at full-back.
Lancaster said: "Danny was good and is a good enough player to apply the shape and organisation we're trying to create in attack.
"To kick 11 out of 11 is excellent. He has learned a lot about discipline from Sale this year, so he has been a lot more controlled and composed in games.
"He understands the mechanics of what it takes to win big games because I've seen him do it for Sale, so he has definitely improved through the course of the season.
"He played a lot at full-back four or five years ago and that versatility is certainly something we would consider further down the line as we get towards naming our World Cup squad, but fly-half is a pretty competitive position, as is full-back."
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