English fly-half Danny Cipriani says he would have had to turn water into wine if he was to convince Eddie Jones to include him in the 31-man squad for the Rugby World Cup.
Cipriani, despite winning Premiership Player of the Year last season with his club Gloucester, was left out of the squad for the upcoming World Cup – much to the dismay of England fans.
Jones opted to take two fly-halves in the form of Owen Farrell and George Ford.
“Going into a big competition I would’ve had to turn water into wine to really sway him,” said Cipriani as reported by BBC Sport.
The 31-year-old will still support England as they look to lift the Webb Ellis trophy for the first time since 2003 but admits that he doesn’t know whether Jones made the right decision or not.
“What is a fair crack of the whip? I can’t go in there demanding any time,” Cipriani said.
“Eddie is in a high-pressure situation being England coach and he has done a great job. He has put his faith in George Ford and Owen Farrell and they have done well for him.
“I can completely understand why he made his decision. Do I think it was the right decision? I don’t know. I am going to support England and hope they do great.”