Danny Cipriani hopes his role in guiding the Sale Sharks to sixth in the Aviva Premiership will be enough to hand him a recall to the England Rugby Team for the first time in six years.
The fly half has not been a part of the national team setup since 2008 but the 26 year old has hit top form just in time for his club side after a couple of troubled seasons.
Stuart Lancaster, the head coach of the national team will be forced to field a much weakened side when the team travels to New Zealand for a three Test match series, with the Aviva Premiership playoff final scheduled during that time.
The showpiece event of the domestic league takes place on the 31st of May and the first Test against the All Blacks is scheduled for the following week. The England Rugby Team will have to prepare for that match without a host of first team regulars and this has paved the way for several fringe players to claim their stake in the side.
The Sale Sharks star is among those in contention for a spot in the squad and the seven cap fly half is keeping his fingers crossed in the hope his chance has finally come.
He stated that it all depends on how the coaching staff looks at things, adding that there will be latecomers to the squad and there will be players who will be absolutely new to the system.
Cipriani also stated that this would be a good time to start preparing for the Rugby World Cup on home soil next summer and he hopes to be a part of the England Rugby Team for the tournament and getting his chance to shine in New Zealand will give him a fighting chance of making the squad.