Elliot Daly rugby player
Elliot Daly rugby player

Elliot Daly

8th Oct 1992 1.84m/94kg Fullback

Born in Croydon, England, Daly is a supremely talented footballer who can operate at either fullback or centre and the wing. His talents weren't just in rugby as he was a good enough cricketer to have represented England Under-15, and has also represented England at every age level.

Blessed with pace to burn, dazzling footwork and absolute canon of a boot, Daly has forged himself a reputation as one of the English game's stars since his debut in 2010 in the Premiership with Wasps.

He spent three years with Dorking from 2006, joining Wasps’ Elite Player Development squad before progressing to the Academy.

Now a regular in the England set-up, he became the second-youngest player to represent Wasps, making his debut against Exeter Chiefs in the Anglo-Welsh Cup in November 2010.

Daly’s speed and long-range kicking ability made him an extremely valuable weapon and he went on to make over 200 appearances for Wasps, earning international recognition in the 2016 Six Nations after representing the Saxons as well as the Barbarians.

He was a travelling reserve for the opening game against Scotland at Murrayfield and made his debut in the third match of the tournament against Ireland at Twickenham. He was a member of the successful tour to Australia in the 2016 Summer tour, making 2 appearances off the bench in the 2nd and 3rd games before his first start as centre for the Autumn International against South Africa.

His first try came the following week with dazzling footwork that bewitched Fiji's defence.

In 2013 he was part of the Barbarians side that took on the British and Irish Lions in Hong Kong on the first leg of their Tour to Australia - he even kicked a penalty in the defeat, joining Riki Flutey in an elite club to have played for & against the Lions.

In April 2017, Daly was included in the British & Irish Lions squad to tour New Zealand, which was his first Tour.

Thrown in his ability to cover full-back and his weapon of a left boot that can kick goals from inside his own half, Daly was labelled a 'Swiss Army knife' by Eddie Jones, and Gatland could not overlook.

In August 2017, he signed a new deal at Wasps, having started every Test for the British and Irish Lions against the All Blacks over the 2017 summer.

Daly took his test cap tally to 42 during the Rugby World Cup in Japan starting 6 times as England reached the final of the competition.

Before the World Cup Daly confirmed would leave Wasps at the of the 2018/19 season and signed for Saracens.

He went into another Six Nations campaign with 39 England caps, 34 starts, 86 points, 13 tries and 6 penalties.

While he has seemingly moved around a bit in Eddie Jones' backline, it looks as if he has cemented his place in the #15 jersey.


Career

england England
Fullback
2014 - present
Whitgift School logo Whitgift School
Fullback
R2fRSPlg British & Irish Lions
Fullback
2017 - present
saracens Saracens
Fullback
2019 - present
lion3 London Scottish
Fullback
2011 - 2011
Barbarians_Logo Barbarians
Fullback
2013 - 2013
England Saxons
Fullback
2013 - 2015
ws Wasps
Outside Centre
2010 - 2019