Daly pushing for England start against Boks

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 07:09
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IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Elliot Daly could be in line for his first Test start when England coach Eddie Jones names his side to play South Africa on Thursday.

All of Daly's five caps, each won this year, have come off the bench but the Wasps midfielder could now start at outside centre against South Africa at Twickenham on Saturday instead of Jonathan Joseph.

Bath back Joseph has been an England regular since the 2015 Six Nations.

He has, however, been struggling with a minor groin injury in recent time, although England scrum coach Neal Hatley said Wednesday: "Jonathan trained on Tuesday and will be able to train on Thursday as well."

Daly was one of the standout performers in the Premiership last season, with his pace and ability to spot a gap.
If he is included by Jones, it will mean England's midfield will feature two centres with long-range kicking ability in Daly and Owen Farrell.

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