Excelling in high profile matches, alongside two fine seasons for Wasps, launched Elliot Daly into the England squad for the 2016 Six Nations.
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 celebrated his first senior start for his country with a monster left-footed penalty goal against South Africa that brought a 37-21 victory in November 2016. The following week, he scored his maiden Test try with dazzling footwork that bewitched Fiji’s defence.
Elliot announced his return to the side last February with a huge penalty goal that brought England level at 9-9 two minutes before half-time against France at Twickenham, along the way to a 19-16 victory.
And there was no stopping him when he scored the brilliantly-taken try from a long pass by Owen Farrell with four minutes remaining that beat Wales at the Principality Stadium.
Next up, he produced an impressive try-scoring performance against Italy at Twickenham. Elliot went on to win selection for the 2017 British & Irish Lions in New Zealand.
He made his provincial debut against the Blues at Eden Park, Auckland, and started all three Tests on the left wing against the All Blacks.
He played a prominent part in a memorable try scored by Sean O’Brien in the opening match and landed a vital penalty from inside his own half in the 15-15 draw in the third Test.
His brilliant try from a 35-metre hack-on after the ball was perilously near the touchline helped England to a 30-6 victory over Australia at Twickenham in November 2017, a record winning margin in the fixture.
Elliot scored two more tries against Samoa the following week. His second was an outstanding effort when he initially beat five opponents while cutting in from the left wing on the way to the line.
He added another two tries to his growing tally against Ireland at Twickenham on the final day of the 2018 Six Nations.
Elliot has also had the unusual honour of against England, and the British & Irish Lions, for the Barbarians in May and June 2013.
Not only that, Elliot scored one of the Baa-Baas’ two tries at Twickenham in a 40-12 defeat and landed a penalty against the Lions in Hong Kong later that month.
Croydon-born Elliot touched down in his second match for England U18 in the 33-16 win over France at Newbury in February 2010 and enhanced the reputation that he had created since stepping up from England U16.
It signposted a vivid route to success with the U20 side, for whom he scored eight tries in nine matches in 2010/11 and went on to play in ten of England’s 11 games at that level.
Elliot’s second appearance for England U20 against Italy in February 2011 brought an eye-catching four tries, three of them in 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.
His Saxons debut was against Ireland Wolfhounds in Galway in January 2013 and his fifth cap at that level was also against them at Cork two years later.
He studied for A-levels in maths, geography and PE at Whitgift School, has been a member of 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 and completed 100 appearances for the club in the 20-20 draw with the same opponents in the Champions Cup in January 2015.
He was also shortlisted for the 2014/15 Premiership Player of the Season award and was nominated along with fellow Wasps George Smith and Charles Piutau for the European Player of the Year award in 2015/16.
He 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.
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.
49 points - 8T, 3PG
2016 I(R), W(R), W(R), A(2R,3R), SA, Fj, Arg 2017 F, W, It, S, I, Arg, Sam 2018 F, I
3 points - 1PG
Last updated: 5 April 2018