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Last Updated: Thursday March 06 2008 15:50 GMT

Cipriani in trouble with England

Danny Cipriani

Danny Cipriani was looking forward to making his first start for the England rugby team on Saturday - but he's been dropped for "inappropriate behaviour".

It comes after the 20-year-old Wasps player was snapped leaving a London nightclub very early on Thursday.

Iain Balshaw, who was dropped to make way for Cipriani, has been recalled for Saturday's showdown against Scotland.

England coach Brian Ashton said he had taken action against Cipriani and the matter was now closed.

"I will keep an open mind on selecting him for future games," he added.

Cipriani has won two England caps, coming on as a replacement in the 2008 Six Nations games against Wales and Italy.



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