Danny dropped

Danny Cipriani has been removed from the England starting line-up for Saturday’s match against Scotland.

Cipriani has been dropped due “inappropriate behaviour”, according to the Rugby Football Union. The 20-year-old was seen leaving a London nightclub just after midnight on Thursday morning.

Cipriani was selected to start at fullback, but Iain Balshaw has been recalled and Cipriani will not travel with the rest of the squad to Scotland.

England coach Brian Ashton told the BBC: “I have taken the decision regarding Danny and the matter is now closed. I will keep an open mind on selecting him for future games.”