Daly hoping for World Cup chance

Date published: April 9 2015

Wasps centre Elliot Daly hasn't given up on playing this year's Rugby World Cup with England after some recent good form.

The 22-year-old is in his fifth season with the club, having made his debut while still at school, and impressed again for Wasps in their Champions Cup quarter-final defeat to Toulon.

Backed by many pundits to be included as a late addition to England's squad for the World Cup later this year, Daly is hopeful that continuing his recent form might give him an opportunity.

"If you are a young player in England, the Rugby World Cup has to be part of your aspirations because it's going to be massive when it comes around," Daly told the Wasps website.

"The chance to be part of something like that would be amazing, but all I can do is just keep up the same form. Jonathan Joseph has been playing very well and he's obviously the form guy at the moment so that means the rest of us have got to get up to his level.

“Wasps have a lot to do in this last part of the season to secure a top-six spot and if I can play a part in making that a reality I know that people will recognise that. All I can do is focus on playing well here and if it’s going to happen, it will happen.”

Daly was named Premiership Player of the Month for March this week ahead of some big games for Wasps, as they fight it out to try and secure more Champions Cup rugby for next season.

"The award is awesome, I really wasn't expecting it but I've had a couple of good games of late so to get this recognition from the fans and my peers is great," Daly added.

"You always just want to do your best for the team and for Wasps, to help us stay in the top six and any award is just a nice bonus. We want to get as many points as we can and with the run-in Sale Sharks have got we know we need to be ruthless and as accurate as possible to secure at least a top-six place.

"We've got Exeter Chiefs and Leicester Tigers at home, which is nice because they are tough places to go and hopefully we can bring our home form back to where it's been for most of the season.