Injury boost for Eddie Jones and England - Ruck

Injury boost for Eddie Jones and England

Elliot Daly will look to put himself in contention to make an England return against France next week by coming through a fitness test.

The British and Irish Lions wing missed the opening three rounds of England’s Six Nations title defence with ankle and calf injuries and will have to come through Saturday’s training run at Twickenham if he is to feature in Paris on March 10.

“Hopefully he’ll be able to train with us and if he trains with us, then he could well be in consideration for France,” said England coach Eddie Jones.

A back who can play in several positions, Daly had established himself as an England starting wing under Australian boss Jones.

“The calf thing was nothing major, but it set me back a week,” added Daly. “I was coming back early from my ankle so it’s probably turned out even.

“The calf just felt a little bit tight at the back end of the week at Wasps,” the 25-year-old added. “It wasn’t anything major but it just had to be managed for a week.


“I feel really good. I did a lot of stuff to come back from my ankle and I’ve only been a week out with my calf so I’ve maintained most of that. It’s just about getting up to speed with the boys now. I’m pretty much there.

“The training here with England is suited to getting you back quicker. We’re at match intensity all the time pushing yourself to the limit. If you can do that, then you can do it in the game.”

England suffered a setback in Daly’s absence, with a comprehensive 25-13 defeat by Scotland at Murrayfield last week.