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Elliot Daly warns injury-hit Wasps to watch old boy Charles Piutau | Sport

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When Elliot Daly reveals he has been covering fly-half for Wasps, having not played there since his school days, it would appear to be a demonstration of just how bare the cupboards are in Coventry – until you remember he made his debut months before finishing his A levels.

As a result, Daly accentuates the positives of Wasps’ injury crisis – the worst he has seen since the one which accelerated his emergence in the first team – but there can be little doubting that Dai Young’s side have indeed been “kicked in the nuts” as the Welshman put it, with a five-day turnaround before Friday’s Champions Cup opener with Ulster.

Young does at least welcome back Nathan Hughes and Jimmy Gopperth but Friday night trips to the Kingspan Stadium, as the renamed Ravenhill is now known, are about as daunting as away days at Exeter or Saracens, and Wasps have been heavily beaten on both of those grounds recently – going down 38-19 at Allianz Park on Sunday.

Daly, for his part,…



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