England's Elliot Daly set to hand Eddie Jones selection dilemma for Ireland Six Nations crunch

Elliot Daly remains on course to play for England against Ireland after being named in Eddie Jones’ 25-man squad.

Daly suffered a broken nose and was left with blurred vision after being hurt by the tackle which led Scotland hooker Fraser Brown to be cited early in the 61-21 English romp.

On the day Six Nations disciplinary chiefs ruled Brown’s yellow card was sufficient punishment, Daly came through the first stages of his graduated return-to-play protocol.

The back is in the initial squad for the weekend and was at training on Tuesday
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Boss Jones must now decide whether to stick with the wing or give a start to fit-again Anthony Watson — a try scorer off the bench against the Scots.

Meanwhile, New Zealand boss Steve Hansen has assured England he meant it when congratulating them for matching the 18-win world record streak set by his men.

Jones had reacted by comparing Hansen to the Big Bad Wolf from Little Red Riding Hood, but the All Blacks chief countered: “It’s not about playing a game.

If boss Jones opts against Daly, Saturday try-scorer Watson is likely to play
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“In this case, I – and the team – genuinely believe they should be complimented.

“Sport is about paying due when it is due, and they’ve done a good job, so well done.”

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