After being thrust back into the England scene shortly after recovering from a horrendous ankle injury last autumn, Cipriani was dropped for the final November international against New Zealand and has been excluded from the matchday 22 ever since.
With former Lions skipper Martin Johnson choosing not to include Cipriani for the games against Italy, Wales and Ireland, the youngster has been looking to get over his disappointment by performing well at club level with Ian McGeechan's Wasps.
Fresh from signing a one-year contract extension with the Guinness Premiership champions, Cipriani believes he has been doing just that.
Although helping Wasps climb up the league table is clearly his priority right now, Cipriani hopes that he could yet earn a place in the Lions party to tour South Africa in May, June and July, even if he does not win an England recall prior to departure.
"A lot of responsibility has been put on me to lead the side and I feel I've played a good hand.
"I'm feeling good, I'm feeling strong. I felt I was back to my best a couple of games ago.
"If I'm playing well and they (England) want to pick me that's great. For me it's just about playing well for Wasps and hopefully it will happen from there. If I'm playing the best in the country at 10 then hopefully I'll get picked.
"Is it possible to make the Lions without playing for England first? If I'm performing as well as I can do then I'd like to think so."