Elliot Daly on Lions selection

We spoke to Elliot Daly after his inclusion in the 2017 Lions squad for their tour of New Zealand.

Elliot Daly reaction to British and Irish Lions’ selection

After hearing his name read out as part of the British and Irish Lions’ squad to tour New Zealand this summer, Wasps’ centre Elliot Daly was taking a little time to absorb the news.

“It’s hard to put into words at the moment,” he said, “but I’m sure it will sink in later this evening. It’s a hugely exciting moment for me and I can’t wait really.

“Not knowing in advance if you’re in or out gets everyone around the TV and you don’t know what’s going to happen. To hear my name read out was amazing and a moment I will never forget.

“To be involved in a squad containing that calibre of players is massive. I can’t wait to get out there and get involved, but at the same time we still have a big end to the season here with Wasps first and hopefully we can finish the season on a high.

“My focus at the moment is just on trying to do the basics well, to make good decisions on the ball and just to try to influence the game as much as possible. Hopefully I’m doing that and will continue to work on that for the rest of the season.”