Rugby World Cup Cipriani taunts Australia ahead of England clash

Ahead of England's crucial Rugby World Cup match against Australia, Danny Cipriani has taunted the Wallabies players.

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Danny Cipriani has taunted Australia on the eve of their Rugby World Cup clash with England, cheekily suggesting not one member of the Wallabies squad would earn a place in Stuart Lancaster's team.

England go into Saturday's match at Twickenham under huge pressure after losing their previous Pool A match to Wales.

Another defeat would see England make an early exit from the tournament, but Cipriani - who missed out on a place in Lancaster's final 31-man squad - is confident the hosts will prevail this weekend.

In a blog for Paddy Power, Cipriani wrote: "England's players know what they can do, and they only just touched the tip of the iceberg against Wales.

"They didn't quite put the nail in the coffin, but if it all clicks together on Saturday, Australia won't have an answer.

"Not one Australian would get into that England team right now.

"The Aussies will be fired up, but when it comes down to it, head-to-head England are too strong.

"England's defensive structure combined with the attacking weapons they have at their disposal make it hard to see past an England win.

"Stuart Lancaster has the English players believing in themselves, and it is set up for a potentially fantastic England performance."

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