At 31 years old, Elliot Daly has this physical status:
Daly joined Wasps' Elite Player Development Squad before progressing to the academy. He debuted at centre against Exeter Chiefs in the Anglo-Welsh Cup in November 2010 whilst still a pupil at Whitgift and in the process became the second-youngest player to represent the club. His first Premiership game followed later that month against Bath Rugby and he finished the 2010–11 season with six appearances which came at centre, full-back and on the wing.
Daly was an established member of Wasps having featured in over 150 Premiership matches for the side. His speed and long range kicking abilities alongside his ability to see space is among what made him such a stand-out player, and he played a vital role for Wasps whether he was at 13, 11, or 15.
On 4 February 2019, Daly agreed to leave Wasps to join Premiership rivals Saracens prior to the 2019–20 season.
He has represented England at U16, U18, U20 and Senior level including winning an U20 Grand Slam in 2011, and reaching the Junior World Cup final in the same year. Since making his Senior debut for England in 2016, Daly went on to win back to back Six Nations Championships in 2016 and 2017. In the years since his debut, he has made over 40 appearances for the Senior team.
Daly was selected for the England 2015 Rugby World Cup training squad. Daly received his first call up to the senior England squad by new coach Eddie Jones on 13 January 2016 for the 2016 Six Nations Championship.
Daly made his international debut against Ireland on 27 February 2016 during the 2016 Six Nations championship, replacing Owen Farrell at inside centre in a 21–10 victory.
Daly made his first international start against South Africa on 12 November 2016 in the Old Mutual Wealth series. He started at outside centre starring alongside Owen Farrell who played inside centre. He also scored his first international points kicking a long-range penalty in the 39th minute of the first half.
Daly scored his first international try for England when he started on the wing in England's 58–15 victory over Fiji at Twickenham on Saturday 19 November 2016.
On 26 November 2016, he became the first England back, and only the second England player, to be sent off at Twickenham. Daly went for a tackle in the air against Argentina's number 8 Leonardo Senatore who landed on his head and shoulders in the fifth minute of the first half, and was subsequently given a red card and 3 week ban. Despite Daly's dismissal and playing 75 minutes a man short, England won the match 27–14.
Daly was named in the England team to face France at Twickenham in the first game of the 2017 Six Nations on Saturday 4 February. He scored a long-range penalty and was denied a try by a last-gasp tackle from the French. Daly started on the wing again against Wales in Cardiff on Saturday 11 February. With England losing 16-14 and 5 minutes left on the clock, Daly took a pass from Owen Farrell, escaped the clutches of Alex Cuthbert and sprinted 20 metres to dive over in the corner, winning the match for England. Daly scored his second try of the tournament during England's 36–15 win over Italy. In the 2019 Six Nations, Daly played at fullback and scored the second try in England's opening 32–20 away win over Ireland, grounding his own grubber kick following Jacob Stockdale's handling error under pressure.
On 12 August 2019 Elliot was announced as part of the England squad for the rugby World Cup in Japan, having impressed with his electrifying pace and also his ability to kick long range penalties.
Elliot Daly made history on the 2017 tour to New Zealand, both individually and as part of a Test side that claimed a dramatic drawn series with the All Blacks. On a personal level, he joined an elite club of people to have played for and against the Lions, and an even smaller club to have scored both for and against The British & Irish Lions. In 2013, he was part of the Barbarians side that took on the tourists in Hong Kong on the first leg of their tour to Australia – he even kicked a penalty in the defeat.
Elliot didn't feature in the Lions defeat to the Blues, he played in the following matches against the Highlanders and Maori All Blacks before going on to play in all three Tests during which he proved his worth and demonstrated how crucial his long-range kicking can be. He came within inches of scoring in the second minute of the first Test, collecting Owen Farrell's pass in the left corner after a free-flowing Lions move, but was denied by a tackle from Israel Dagg.
And in the same game, he was involved in one of the greatest Lions tries ever scored as he exchanged passes with Jonathan Davies, who set up Sean O’Brien to cross the whitewash after Liam Williams’ break.
Elliot played all 80 minutes of the Lions’ remarkable come-from-behind win in the second Test, before his penalty just after half-time in the third helped bring the Lions back within three points and heap pressure on the All Blacks in Auckland, as the match eventually finished 15–15 to draw the series in historic fashion.
Daly was a talented cricketer as a teenager, representing England Under-15s and Surrey at various age-group levels. He was an all-rounder, with fast bowling his forte, and appeared good enough to possibly make the first-class county grade before he chose rugby union.