Elliot Daly On How He Found Out About Lions Selection & Joe Launchbury’s Classy Response

A true mark of the man.

Elliot Daly recently sat down with 

Daly and best friend Launchbury finished training just in time for the live announcement of the touring squad and gathered in a corner of the changing room to watch it being made on their smartphones.

When Daly’s name was read out and Launchbury’s name wasn’t, the second-row was quick to congratulate his friend despite being clearly heartbroken.

“I think he was probably more overjoyed for me,” Daly said.
“He congratulated me as soon as my name was announced. I was hoping his name would be announced as well but unfortunately it wasn’t. I was gutted for him
“Of course he was disappointed. He was gutted when it was announced and he was not involved but he is one of those guys who takes everything in his stride. He took it really well, moved on and congratulated me because he is a great guy.”.

Top class from Launchbury.

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Jason Hennessy

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