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England back Elliot Daly says he has entered a positive camp in the build-up to their next NatWest 6 Nations match against France.

The Wasps man is fit again following a calf injury and has joined up with the squad to continue his rehabilitation during the final fallow week of the tournament.

England lost in their last match against Scotland, but Daly has come into a squad where the focus is on making improvements for their next outing in Paris. 

“It’s all a positive mood," said the 25-year-old.

"We’re going to lose games, that’s what happens but it’s how you bounce back from it and I think that’s the massive thing for us where we can look at the game and look at what we did right and what we did wrong in attack and defence, and then we can move on from that.

“This team want to get better, improve and will target the next game to get a win out there.

“There was no frustration really. It was all about let’s get back to it now, let’s improve, let’s try and get on to the next game. You’ve just got to look at the positives and negatives from it and move on."

Do what you can do

Although Daly has not played since the middle of December, he says coming back into the England environment has been an easy transition.

“I feel really good," he added. "I did a lot of stuff to come back from my ankle injury and I’ve only been a week out with my calf so I’ve maintained most of that.

“It’s just about getting up to speed with the boys and I’m pretty mucht jhrruthere where I’m enjoying training around the lads again so it’s a good environment to be in." "If everyone’s fit it’s going to make the team better."

Having played for England and Wasps in a number of different positions from outside centre, wing and full back, Daly's versatility has seen his career thrive in the past couple of years including starting all three Tests in New Zealand for the British & Irish Lions last summer.

With huge competition in England's backline for not just a place in the starting XV but also as a finisher, Daly believes that can only be beneficial to each player.

“You want everybody fit, if everyone’s fit the quality of players are there and it’s going to make the team better.

“There are going to be people left out of the team but there’s going to be nothing negative coming out of them and it's going to be ‘right lads, you do the job this weekend.’

“Eddie picks the team so all you’ve got to do is do what you can do and then not worry about anything else. If you do your stuff to 100% and give it everything, not just on the field but in the gym and outside the game as well, then you’re giving yourself the best chance."


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