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Last Updated: Friday February 19 2010 14:42 GMT

Danny Cipriani moving to Oz

Danny Cipriani

Rugby star Danny Cipriani is leaving Wasps to go to Australia and play for new team, the Melbourne Rebels.

But the move means Cipriani won't be playing for England in the rugby World Cup, as manager Martin Johnson said he wouldn't select him if he moves there.

Cipriani was a huge rising star in rugby but he had a serious ankle injury in 2008, and hasn't been picked to play much for England since.

Cipriani goes out with actress and presenter Kelly Brook.

Martin Johnson has often picked him for the second-string Saxons side and kept Johnny Wilkinson as his first-choice No.10.

Danny Cipriani
Danny Cipriani in his England kit back in 2008

Cipriani, who has played for Wasps since he was 15, said: "Leaving Wasps is very hard, this is my home."

"I see this move as the next step in my career and would never rule out coming back to play in England.

"I want to be the best player I can be and this is a huge challenge and opportunity to test myself, on and off the pitch, because it will be changing everything I know."

Wasps said they've already talked about Danny coming back to the club in the future.