England vs Australia RWC 2015: See our combined XV after Danny Cipriani said no Wallabies would make the team

Cipriani believes not one Australian player would make it into the England team, but we disagree

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Sale and England fly-half Danny Cipriani has claimed that not one current member of the Australia side would get into the England starting line-up for this weekend’s crucial Rugby World Cup encounter at Twickenham that will decide the host nation’s fate in the tournament.

Cipriani was axed from the England squad at the final cut as he missed out on a place in Stuart Lancaster’s 31-man squad, with George Ford and Owen Farrell taking the fly-half responsibilities with Henry Slade and Alex Goode providing cover.

That decision not to include the Sale playmaker led to him appearing – and impressing – in the TV studio as he delved into the world of rugby punditry, but is declaration that not one Wallaby would make it into the red rose is a bold one to say the least.

With defeat not an option if England are to progress from Pool A, Lancaster may wish to be able to call on some of the talents available to his opposite number, Michael Cheika, for selection this weekend.

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Here, we pick our first choice XV made up from the two starting line-ups this weekend.


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