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Cipriani omitted from England squad after nightclub assault

LONDON (AP) Danny Cipriani was omitted from England's 36-man squad on Thursday for its training camp ahead of the November rugby tests, a month after being arrested following an incident at a nightclub.

England coach Eddie Jones said the decision to leave out the flyhalf was based purely on form, and not on Cipriani's conviction for assault and resisting arrest during a night out in preseason with teammates from his new English club, Gloucester.

"That's the case, 100 percent," Jones said. "We've decided just to have two standoffs (George Ford and Owen Farrell) in the squad for this particular camp because we want them to get a lot of training time.