26th Sep, 2017

England international Daly signs new Wasps contract

RUGBY UNION: ENGLAND international Elliot Daly has extended his contract at Wasps Rugby.

The 24-year-old, who started in every test for the British and Irish Lions against the All Blacks over the summer, is recognised as one of the brightest young talents in world rugby.

Having represented England at every age level, Daly made his senior international debut against Ireland during the 2016 RBS 6 Nations.

He has since gone on to earn 13 caps for his country.

A product of Wasps Academy, Daly has made 157 appearances for the senior squad since making his debut as an 18-year-old Whitgift school boy in 2010.

Only James Haskell and Joe Simpson have made more appearances for the club in the current squad.

The versatile winger said he’s pleased to extend his contract at the club.

He added: “The great thing about this squad is that many of us have grown up together.

“We’ve been through some tough times and have started to enjoy some much better times.

“Dai trusted us to go out and show what we could do back then and we’re seeing the benefits of that backing now.

“We need to improve across the board, but we have a great platform to build on and I feel our squad has the talent and mind-set to continue challenging at the highest level.

“I look forward to playing my role in the squad’s development and hopefully helping Wasps to succeed this season.”

Meanwhile Dai Young was thrilled to land Daly’s signature while a year still remains on his current contract.

“Elliot is an integral member of our squad and it is fantastic for the club he has signed a contract extension with us,” said Young.

“He is one of the key leaders in the group and the exciting thing is there is still so much to come from him.

“He isn’t even 25 yet, but he has really matured as a player and a person over the last couple of seasons and the best is yet to come.”

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