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Daly pleased with performance against the Barbarians

Elliot Daly said that he was pleased with the England XV’s performance after a short time together in preparation for the fixture against the Barbarians.

Having worn the black and white of the Barbarians in the fixture last year, Daly lined up for the England XV this year alongside fellow Wasp Scrum Half Joe Simpson.

With Mike Brown, Alex Goode, Ben Foden and Chris Pennell all out in New Zealand for England’s summer tour, Daly had a chance to impress in the white shirt.

“It was two teams who had only had a week’s practise together. We were really up for the game and we were disappointed to come out second but they were a quality outfit and they had some very good finishers. It was a tough fixture and I think both teams can hold their heads up high.

"It's the first [time in an England shirt] here at Twickenham for me, so it was a really special day. I was just disappointed that we didn't get the win"

With a large squad out in New Zealand, the team that took on the Barbarians had a grand total of five international caps between them. Day said that kind of exposure for potential England players of the future can only be a good thing.

"Things are very promising for England," he said. "Some 60 to 70 players are being used this month ahead of the World Cup and we did well against a far more experienced side."

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