England wunderkind Danny Cipriani has been thrown out of the England team for this weekend's Calcutta Cup match with Scotland for what the Rugby Football Union are describing as 'inappropriate behaviour'.
The London Wasps play maker had been due to make his first start for his country at full back tomorrow but his place now goes to the much maligned Iain Balshaw who has thus far been ever present in this year's RBS Six Nations. Charlie Hodgson has been called up to the bench.
A statement released by the RFU confirmed the news this lunchtime. It read: "Danny Cipriani will not travel with England to Scotland. No further disciplinary action will be taken against Danny but he has been warned and advised about his future conduct."
England have been preparing for the Murrayfield game at their headquarters at the Bath Spa Hotel where Cipriani came through training yesterday but clearly stepped out of line last night.
Head Coach Brian Ashton said: "I’ve taken the decision regarding Danny and the matter is now closed. I will keep an open mind on selecting him for future games."