Elliot Daly urges England to keep Owen Farrell under fire while vowing the captain will return to his former glory, despite his struggle to get into top form in the Six Nations so far
- Full-back Elliot Daly says England should assist their captain Owen Farrell
- Daly says Farrell is the most “competitive” and sets an example for everyone
- The 28-year-old has even said that Farrell’s knowledge of rugby is ‘great’
England must back Owen Farrell, said teammate Elliot Daly, who revealed he had joined Saracens to play with the national captain.
Daly, 28, and his fellow Sarries stars have not reached top form in the Six Nations so far.
But the fullback, who left Wasps to join the former league and European champions in 2019, has vowed that Farrell will return to former glory.
Full-back Elliot Daly (left) says England should back their captain Owen Farrell (right)
“ Owen is always the guy who is always the most competitive man on the field, whether that’s training or gym, even when we do some crazy games off the field he sets us all a good example, ” Daly said before game of Wales.
“For the past six years, he has been the man you want to stay with. His knowledge of rugby is astonishing what he has experienced as an England and Saracens player who won European cups and worship services. He’s probably been the man who’s been to all of the finals and understands what it’s like to win.
Daly says Farrell is the most “competitive” player in the gym, training and competition
Daly also believes that Farrell is a good example for the other players on the England team
“Half of my thing about going to Saracens was playing with Owen, learning from him every day. Over the years we have had a fairly close relationship. He is one of the best players in the world. You want to be so close to players.
“He’s the type of guy who will give anything to move the team forward.
‘His performances when he insists speak for themselves. The way he’s done his business in the first few weeks so far is right where he needs to be. ‘
Daly himself has competed for the rhythm this year, but will win a 50th English cap when he plays in Cardiff on Saturday.
Daly also claimed the ‘knowledge of rugby is great’ and he ‘knows how to win’
Daly will win a 50th England cap if he is selected to play against Wales in Cardiff on Saturday
“It’s a great performance and one that I didn’t think I would achieve when I started at 23, 24 and not in the English fold,” he said of the milestone.
“I got a little frustrated, but Eddie coming in was great to me.”
On improving after the Scotland shocker to start the tournament, Daly added: ‘We did our best to have a bit more of an offensive mindset and to include people in the Italy game.’