Elliot Daly will be a 'big weapon' for England in future - Neil Jenkins

Neil Jenkins has warned the All Blacks about 'scary' Elliot Daly, pictured
Neil Jenkins has warned the All Blacks about 'scary' Elliot Daly, pictured

British and Irish Lions assistant coach Neil Jenkins believes Eliott Daly has all the potential to become a formidable player for England in future.

Daly will be part of the Lions line-up that will take on New Zealand in the third and deciding Test in Auckland and Jenkins believes the Wasps' star long-range boot will be a force to reckon on Saturday.

"He's scary, isn't he? He's got a cannon attached to his hip," Jenkins said of Daly.

"I punt with him in the warm-up before the games, and he's tapping the ball and it's coming about 50 metres.

"It's worrying, to be honest. He was kicking on Saturday and it was flying past 55 metres and he's not even letting go.

"And his goal-kicking is the same.

"He hits the ball incredibly well, and he's a weapon to have in any team, there's no doubting that.

"I'm sure he'll be a big weapon for England going forward.

"I've been very impressed with Elliot, not just his kicking - he's an outstanding rugby player as well, very intelligent, and at speed too.

"He's a class rugby player. And certainly he comes into the equation if there's a long-range penalty with the game on the line."

Beauden Barrett missed three penalties during the second Test in Wellington as New Zealand went on to lose the game by three points allowing Lions to level the series. Beauden now will have the company of his younger brother Jordie, who has been handed his first start and will feature at fullback.

Comparatively, Owen Farrell maintained his calmness under pressure and Jenkins is backing the Saracens and England star to repeat his heroics on the all important game.

"All our goal-kickers have been there and done it under extreme pressure," Jenkins said.

"I do believe it's all about your temperament, and Owen definitely has what's required.

"These boys thrive on pressure. I have no doubt, any of them stepping up under pressure, that they'd make the kick.

"And it can give Owen further confidence in what he's doing.

"If you're the main kicker and you know you've got someone who can slot them from as far out as Elliot, you're comfortable if you need the points."