Elliot Daly to miss England tour to attend birth of child

Saracens back Elliot Daly will miss England's three test matches in Japan and New Zealand to be with his wife as she prepares to have their first child, the RFU said on Monday.

Coach Steve Borthwick has named a 33-player training squad to continue preparations for the matches against Japan in Tokyo on June 22 and the All Blacks in Dunedin on July 6 and Auckland on July 13.

The squad, which does not include players involved in Saturday's Premiership final between Northampton and Bath, will assemble at Pennyhill Park on Tuesday for a four-day training camp. Borthwick will name his final tour squad on June 10.


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