Elliot Daly

Born in Croydon Elliot Daly started playing rugby at Beckenham, aged 5 and was there until 2006 before spending three years with Dorking up to 2009.

Elliot attended Cumnor House School in South Croydon and then headed to Whitgift School, before joining the Wasps EPDG and then Academy.

With honours already for England at U16 and U18 level, Daly was a key part of the 2011 U20s Grand Slam Six Nations winning side and the side who reached the Junior World Cup final where he started alongside three of his Wasps team-mates.

Daly became a fulltime professional at the Club ahead of the 2011/12 season and played an important role in his first season out of school with a monster 60 metre kick against Gloucester, helping his side to a vital win at a key time in the season. Daly ended the 2011/12 season being awarded the Academy Player of the Year and then made the full step up into the senior squad.

During the 2012/13 season Elliot excelled. He made 30 appearances for the Club (the joint highest number) despite only turning 20 in October. He scored 7 tries including a seemingly impossible try against Northampton which saw him pick up the Wasps Try of the Season award at the end of the season as well as being nominated for the Aviva Premiership Guinness Try of the Season award. 

His ability to score long range penalties saw him take over some of the kicking duties during the 2012/13 season where he landed eight difficult shots at goal.

Elliot was also picked for the England Saxons Squad for the first time and had a successful tour, starting twice against both sides. He ended the season by scooping the coveted Young Player of the Season award and was subsequently named in the Barbarians Squad rounding off a brilliant season for the youngster.

Despite missing much of pre-season after sustaining an injury, Elliot continued to impress in 2013/14, scoring five tries including a hat-trick against Rugby Viadana. 

2014/15 was another stellar year for the impressive back, as Daly made a further 27 appearances and scored six tries, including a great solo effort against Saracens.

The 24-year-old has now made over 150 appearances for the Club and his captivating style of play earned him a call up into the England squad for the 2016 Six Nations. He made his England debut in the win over Ireland, when he came on as a replacement for Owen Farrell in the 66th minute. Daly went on to win a second cap in the match against Wales later in that tournament and was named in the squad for the three match test series against Australia last summer.

He featured regularly again during this year’s Six Nations, memorably scoring the match-winning try against Wales. 

Daly's performances in the Champions Cup saw Daly nominated alongside fellow Wasps George Smith and Charles Piutau for the 2015/16 European Player of the Year and he repeated the feat last season, being nominated alongside Joe Launchbury and Thomas Young.   

To add to this Daly was also named in the 2016/17 Aviva Premiership Dream Team alongside fellow Wasps Christian Wade, Joe Launchbury and Jimmy Gopperth. 

Daly's fine displays for Wasps and England in 2016/17 saw him selected for the 2017 Lions tour to New Zealand, where he was selected to play in all three tests against the All Blacks. 

2017 - 18 2018 - 19 Club Total
Appearances: 16 - 173
Tries: 9 - 45
Total Points: 62 - 376
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