Edwards coached Cipriani whilst in charge of Wasps
Wales defence coach Shaun Edwards believes that Sale fly-half Danny Cipriani can challenge Owen Farrell for the England number ten shirt at next year's World Cup.
The 47-year-old, who brought the former Melbourne Rebel through the ranks at Wasps ten years ago, believes that Cipriani's form this season could see him force his way into Stuart Lancaster's plans for next summer.
Cipriani, 26, made a stunning RBS 6 Nations debut against Ireland in 2008 in a 33-10 win - kicking 18 points - and was selected by Lancaster as part of the 30-man squad that toured New Zealand last June.
And Edwards believes the form he's currently in is deserving of an opportunity on the world stage.
"Danny's a good guy and he's a loyal guy and I think that he should be given a chance. I'm sure that Stuart Lancaster is pleased with the player that he's got to potentially select," he told Sky Sports.
"Owen Farrell is the incumbent of that number ten shirt for now. But if you look at the number of players who could be starting there, there's a lot of talent available and it's a fantastic position for the England coaching staff to be in.
"When we brought him through at Wasps his dedication was excellent. He's been away for a few years, but now that he's back he's gone back to the simple formula of hard work and dedication and he's getting the just rewards."