Saracens new boy Daly delighted with England success

PUBLISHED: 11:45 28 August 2019 | UPDATED: 11:45 28 August 2019

England's Elliot Daly in action during the Quilter International match against Ireland at Twickenham Stadium (pic Adam Davy/PA)

England's Elliot Daly in action during the Quilter International match against Ireland at Twickenham Stadium (pic Adam Davy/PA)

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Saracens new recruit Elliot Daly says England took plenty of positives from their record-breaking 57-17 win over Ireland, writes Ziad Chaudry.

Eddie Jones' troops bounced back from defeat against Wales, at a sweltering hot Twickenham, to fully punish their Irish visitors in their penultimate World Cup warm up.

Sarries were well represented as man of the match Maro Itoje, George Kruis and Daly were among the home side's eight tries while Owen Farrell added six conversions.

Clubmates and brothers Billy and Mako Vunipola also appeared and Daly said: "It felt like we just had a lot of the ball in the second half which kind of put points on the board but it did feel still like a proper test match.

"If we gave them the ball they tried to punish us, but our defence was really good in the second half so we obviously got a lot of positives to take out of it, also some good things to work on the next couple of weeks going into the World Cup."

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Daly, who joined Gallagher Premiership champions Saracens from Coventry-based Wasps immediately after the end of last season, agreed with captain Farrell's post-match comments that Saturday's victory was 'a step in the right direction' as the start of the 2019 Rugby World Cup gets ever nearer.

"In the last couple of games the young lads that come in have performed really well," he added.

"It was a good opportunity for us for a few to come back in and perform well and trying to move the team forward, so hopefully we are doing that at the right time."

England kick-off their Rugby World Cup campaign on September 22 against Tonga in Sapparo, Japan and Daly admits he is looking forward to the big challenge at the land of the rising sun.

"It will be really good to be out there and going to be a new experience for a lot of boys and going to be an exciting one," he said.

Meanwhilem Billy Vunipola's World Cup preparation is going according to plan and the 26-year-old, who was the star performer in England's 33-19 victory over Wales three weeks ago, said: "It's going alright. I feel fit, playing my third game in a row and getting more minutes under my belt.

"I just fully carry on doing what I'm doing, staying fit and hopefully adding to it. I should be fine."

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