Cipriani eyes strong Sale start
Danny Cipriani admits his focus is on establishing himself in the Sale side and will let his international future take care of itself.
The controversial 24-year-old has now returned to England after a season in Australian rugby with Melbourne Rebels and has begun pre-season training with the north-west outfit.
He signed a three-year deal with the Sharks in March as he looks to re-establish himself in the English game after falling out of international contention.
The talented fly-half has won just seven England caps to date and has made it clear that he wants to add many more to his collection, but his immediate concern is to make sure he gets a starting berth in the Sale side and hits the ground running with his new team-mates.
"It is (England selection) a long-term goal of mine," he said. "People have heard me talk about that, but in terms of what I'm about now, it is coming back and just getting into the Sale side and making sure we start the season well.
"You can't let the season slip away from you and it is important that we get off to a flier."
Cipriani fell out of favour when Martin Johnson was in charge of England, but is refusing to dwell on the past and wants to look to the future.
"You can't really cry over spilt milk so you just have to get on with it," he added. "I'm back now and I'm just looking forward to starting this season the best I can. That is the main thing and then we will just see what happens from there."