Elliot Daly, the England international, has signed a contract extension with the Wasps and committed his foreseeable future to the team.
Daly has made 157 appearances for the team since he made his debut in 2010 and helped them finish runners-up in last season’s Aviva Premiership. He has won 13 caps for England, started in all three Tests for the British and Irish Lions against New Zealand over the summer and scored a 52-metre penalty in the drawn series decider.
Dai Young, the Wasps director of rugby, said, “Elliot is an integral member of our squad and it is fantastic for the club that he has signed a contract extension with us. Despite his relatively young years, he already has a wealth of experience. He has consistently been one of our standout players over recent seasons and has seized every opportunity that has come his way on the back of those performances.”
Daly, who has been nominated for European Player of the Season in the past two seasons, graduated from the Wasps’ academy and he said that he believes that the club can continue to improve.
Speaking after signing the new contract he said, “I’m really pleased to have extended my contract with Wasps. In some ways it seems like yesterday that I made my Wasps debut. In other ways, when you think of the progress we’ve made as a club and squad over the past five years in climbing from 11th to first at the end of the regular season, it feels like a lifetime ago.”
He went on to say that thanks to the hard work of Dai Young and the unity within the squad they now have a “great platform to build on” and that he thinks the team will be able to continue to challenge at the highest level.