Spotlight: Elliot Daly

Elliot Daly was the subject of much discussion around his position through 2018 and with his starting berth looking likely to be at 15 as we head into this year's tournament, he offers one of the best options at full back for your fantasy team.


By Edward Kerr
21st January
By Edward Kerr
21st January

After a torrid 2018 Six Nations, Eddie Jones shook up the England game plan, and part of that was shifting the playmaking skills of Elliot Daly into a wider position on the field by playing him at full back.

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Once there, Daly delivered some excellent fantasy performances, despite the change in style he was expected to fulfil within the structure of England's play. Sixty-five fantasy points on tour over the summer against South Africa was matched with his performances through the Autumn Internationals, and while England as a whole failed to register big scores for their Japan and New Zealand clashes, Daly still produced the numbers.

Regular try assists, clean breaks and defenders beaten keeps his points score ticking over, and with his metres per game sitting at 40.44, he is certainly one of the better performers at full back.

The key attribute that keeps Daly in contention with Eddie is perhaps also the one that should give him a place in your squad: versatility. As a centre, wing and full back, he offers plenty of options should another player in your squad pick up an injury through the tournament.

Daly registered his highest points score of 2018 against Ireland last year, and if England can start with all cylinders pumping, you would be hard pressed to bet against him doing the same again.

The Rugby Magazine

Filed under: Six Nations, The Scout, England
Written by: Edward Kerr
Follow: @edwardrkerr · @therugbymag

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