Nathan Hughes backs Danny Cipriani to succeed on his comeback game

Nathan Hughes will start in England's line-up for Cape Town Test
Nathan Hughes will start in England's line-up for Cape Town Test

England international Nathan Hughes has backed his team-mate Danny Cipriani to succeed in the third and final Test in Cape Town.

Cipriani was named in England's line up for the first time since 2008 after he impressed on the bench in the second game in Bloemfontein.

His consistent performances in the domestic level earned him another shot at the red rose team and Hughes, who is Cipriani's club and international team-mate has singled out creativity as a major factor for the turnaround.

"He's a very intelligent footballer and the way he runs the game is one of the reasons why Wasps have been successful the last few years," Hughes told Sky Sports News.

"As a defender, you don't want Danny Cipriani running at you."

Hughes also believes the game on Saturday will be the start of the new beginning for Cipriani.

"He's excited and looking forward to it," Hughes said of Cipriani.

"I'm happy for him, he's trained hard, kept his head down and cracked on.

"The opportunity has come now and you'll see a Danny Cipriani show on Saturday."

South Africa have already sealed the series with wins in the first two games in Johannesburg and Bloemfontein.

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