Beale lauds Wasps team-mate Cipriani

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Kurtley Beale believes Wasps team-mate Danny Cipriani has "all the attributes to be a world-class player", after playing alongside the fly-half for the first time last weekend.

Beale made his long-awaited Wasps debut when he returned from a serious knee injury to score a try in a 32-17 win over Connacht.

And the Australian was seemingly impressed with Cipriani, who has not played for England since August 2015.

"Danny is a class player," Beale told Sky Sports. "He's certainly got all the attributes to be a world-class player.

"There's no doubt he can create something from nothing. That's only a gift that [a few] players have and he's certainly got that.

"We are very lucky [to have him at Wasps]. It's just a matter of trying to support each other."

After missing out on a place in Stuart Lancaster's Rugby World Cup squad, Cipriani, 29, has been unable to earn a recall under current England head coach Eddie Jones.

In September, Jones said: "We see George Ford and Owen Farrell as one and two [when it comes to England's options at number 10]. They are the heartbeat of the side. They can organise the team and they are tactically smart.

"Danny has got to be able to show that he can be number one. He likes to be the main man. And when he plays well enough to be number one, he'll be in the squad."