|Weight||92kg (14st 6lb)|
Scoring a try in his second match for England U18 in the 33-16 win over France at Newbury in February 2010 enhanced the impression that Croydon-born Elliot Daly has created since stepping up from England U16. It signposted a vivid route to success with the U20 side for which he scored eight tries in nine matches in 2010-11. Elliot went on to play in ten of England’s 11 games at this level, including the 2012 Six Nations opener when Scotland were beaten 59-3 at Firhill.
He has studied for A levels in Mathematics, Geography, and Physical Education at Whitgift School, is a member of London Wasps Academy and has captained the club’s A team. Elliot made his senior debut against Leinster at Donnybrook, Dublin in a 2010-11 warm up match.
Elliot’s second appearance for England U20 against Italy in February last year brought an eye-catching four tries, three of them within the first half hour. His debut at that level had been in the starting line up against Wales six days earlier. He went on to land a hat trick of tries against Scotland at Newbury the following month, having launched it with a spectacular low catch on the full and plunge over the line from George Ford’s pinpoint kick.
He had previously attended Cumnor House School in South Croydon, first played for Beckenham from the age of five and was there until 2006 before spending three years with Dorking up to 2009.County honours for Surrey U15 and U16 preceded appearances for London & SE and England U16, for whom he played in the Four Nations tournament in Wales. His best rugby experience was the first of his nine matches for England U18 when they beat Australia 30-28 at Sale in December 2009, having come from behind five times.
Cricket is his other sporting speciality. He represented England U15, London & SE U16 and Surrey U8-U17 and their academy. His brother Miles has been part of the London Irish Rugby Academy and played for Cambridge University in the 2009 U21 Varsity Match.
Elliot said: "I most admire Brian O’Driscoll, of Ireland, arguably the best outside centre in the world. He has stayed at the top of his game for the past ten years." His mentor is John Fletcher, the England U18 head coach.
He regards Twickenham as the best rugby stadium but he said: “For atmosphere, the Nelson Mandela Stadium in Port Elizabeth is the tops.”
U20 International Record
40 points – 8T
2011 W, It, F, S, I World Championship - I, S, SA, NZ 2012 S
Last updated:July 2, 2012