Daly signs new Wasps contract

England and British & Irish Lions back Elliot Daly has signed a new contract with his Aviva Premiership side Wasps.

The 24-year-old, who started in all three Test matches for the Lions in New Zealand in the summer, was out of contract at the Ricoh Arena at the end of the campaign but has now committed his future to the club.

Daly made his England debut in the 2016 Six Nations and has scored three tries, and kicked two penalties, in his 13 outings for his country so far.

“The great thing about this squad is that many of us have grown up together," he said.

"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."

Daly was rested for Wasps' opening day win over Sale Sharks at the weekend but director of rugby Dai Young is well aware of how important he is to the club.

"He has consistently been one of our stand-out players over recent seasons and has seized every opportunity that has come his way on the back of those performances," said Young.

"We’re not daft, we know a player of his class would have topped a number of clubs’ lists when January came round, but Elliot believes in the potential of our squad and is happy that this is a place where he will continue to produce his best rugby.”


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