Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 20 April 2014

Davies has sights on Six Nations title

Jonathan Davies thinks Wales are still very much in the mix for the Six Nations

Jonathan Davies has underlined Wales' desire and drive to be in the RBS 6 Nations title mix on so-called 'Super Saturday'.

The chances are that England will arrive in Cardiff on March 16 going for Six Nations title glory and their first Grand Slam since 2003. But victory for reigning champions Wales over Scotland at Murrayfield a week earlier would ensure they retain hopes of silverware.

"We are building, and we've got to make sure we keep doing that for the rest of the tournament," said Scarlets centre Davies, whose second-half try sent Wales on their way to a 26-9 success against Italy in Rome.

"Looking back, if we had started better (against Ireland three weeks ago), we would have three wins out of three now.

"We just want to make sure we are in that fight on the last weekend."

Reflecting on the win in Rome, Davies said: "It was a bit of an arm-wrestle, and we had to make sure we stayed in it.

"The forwards were fantastic, they gave us a platform and we just had to make sure we played in the right areas.

"The work-rate off the ball was fantastic and the defence as well, so we can be pretty pleased overall.

"The ball bounced fortunately for my try, and luckily enough I managed to hold on. I will take it. And 'Cuthy' (wing Alex Cuthbert) took his try really well.

"To get two tries in a game like that, we are very happy."