Elliot Daly making steady progress - Steve Borthwick

Elliot Daly is recovering after being concussed last weekend
Elliot Daly is recovering after being concussed last weekend

England forward coach Steve Borthwick revealed that Elliot Daly is making steady progress in the training session ahead of Six Nations encounter against Ireland at Aviva Stadium on Saturday.

The 24-year-old was a victim of a tip-tackle from Scotland hooker Fraser Brown in the second minute of the game at Twickenham last Saturday which saw England retain the Six Nations title with 61-21 win.

After successfully undergoing Head Injury Assessment which ruled out a concussion, Daly was included in the 25-man squad by head coach Eddie Jones for the final round clash against Ireland and Borthwick confirmed that the Wasps centre is making good progress.

"Elliot is progressing really well through the 'return to play' protocols. He's gone through every stage really well so far," forwards coach Steve Borthwick said.

"He has a contact session (on Wednesday) afternoon and then it's team training (on Thursday)."

A win for England on Saturday will make them the sixth team to win back-to-back Grand Slam titles while also becoming the first team to record 19 consecutive wins in tier-one.

"This squad keeps looking ahead and the players thrive on the next challenge. This is our next challenge and the players are desperate to get better," Borthwick said.

"This is the next challenge and the next opportunity to show that we're improving.

"Ireland are a very good side and have a forward pack who have experience and are able to show what quality and pace they have. Their half-backs are good, so they're a good side."

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