From the days of playing Rugby in school and with friends, Elliot Daly has come a long way, not to say he was previously not too good; in fact the opposite, as he has represented the England national squad on multiple occasions, but never like he will on Saturday, as Eddie Jones has put his trust into the youngster and has chosen to start him over Jonathan Joseph in a fresh looking midfield. Daly has represented England multiple times, five to be precise in the first team (not to mention his childhood playing for the England academy) and Eddie has seen it fit that he starts the game at Twickenham on Saturday.
Daly has had an impressive start to his professional career on both an international and league level, as it has only taken him a few years to gain a place in the starting squad for England; from making his debut for Wasps back in 2010. In his first season out of school he played an essential part of the team; in fact completing a 60 yard kick against Gloucester… pretty impressive young lad!
We’re not the only ones who think of him as a great talent, but he has also picked up multiple awards in his first few seasons, claiming the ‘Academy player of the year’ at Wasps in his first season. Although, his achievements do not end here as he appeared in the joint most games for Wasps in his second season, whilst also hauling in the Wasps’ ‘try of the year’ award and a nomination for the ‘Aviva Premiership Guinness try of the seaon’ for the exact same try!! That’s proper mad to me, as he had only just turned 20, proving his clear potential as a young athlete.
Now, lets see how he does in his first start for the Red and Whites! Go on Daly lad!!