Daly: I just pinned my ears back to get into that corner


Elliot Daly cleared his mind and pinned his ears back to secure England's 21-16 Six Nations victory over Wales with the decisive try on Saturday.

In a tense encounter at the Principality Stadium as the momentum ebbed one way and then another, England only took the lead when Daly crossed the line with four minutes to play.

It was a second international try for the Wasps wing and earned him praise from coach Eddie Jones as England made it 16 successive Test victories - all but one of which have come under the Australian.

Looking back on the event, Daly admitted he remembered little of the moment other than focusing solely on the corner.

"Faz [Owen Farrell] passed me the ball and I tried to run as fast as possible into the corner," he said. 

"I wasn't thinking about it too much, it was a beautiful ball by Faz and I just pinned my ears back to get into that corner and luckily I did."

The win gives England a 100 per cent record after two matches in this year's competition and dents Wales' hopes of claiming the title next month, much to the delight of their match-winner.

"It has not really sunk in," Daly added. "We put a lot of emotional energy into that game and to come away with the win is a massive performance for us."