• Fly-half has potential options in France and Japan
• Wasps under pressure to offload higher-paid players
Danny Cipriani says he will “take some time to decide my next move” following confirmation he is to be released by Wasps at the end of this season. The 30-year-old fly-half, capped 14 times by England, has potential options in France and Japan but will be giving up any prospect of reviving his international career if he does opt to move abroad.
It will be the second time in his career Cipriani has parted company with Wasps, having previously left the club in 2010 before rejoining in 2016 after spells with Melbourne Rebels and Sale Sharks. Wasps have already recruited the All Black fly-half Lima Sopoaga for next season and, with highly-rated Kiwi backrower Brad Shields also due to arrive, the club has been under increasing pressure to offload some of its higher-paid senior players.