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Davies hopes for fourth success

Jonathan Davies believes four victories would be a fair reward for Wales in this season's RBS 6 Nations campaign.

Davies and company tackle France on Saturday night on the back of successive wins against Scotland, Italy and Ireland after England defeated them. Wales could still land the title - their first since 2008 - but it would require them to beat France by more than 20 points and Grand Slam-chasing England to suffer a similar fate against Ireland in Dublin some three hours earlier.

"We've got to concentrate on ourselves before we even contemplate other results," said Scarlets centre Davies. "I don't think it would be a bad championship if we finished with three wins. But we know that we can do much better, and the way we've played in parts I think deserves four wins."

He added: "It's going to be a tough game for England going to Ireland, who played very well against us, but we've got to make sure we do everything we can before even thinking about winning the Six Nations. If England win, it won't even be an issue."

Wales, who have only claimed a top-three Six Nations finish twice since the tournament's inception in 2000, will face a French side reeling after last weekend's shock 22-21 defeat against Italy.

But Davies added: "They will be looking to rebound after the Italy game, but we have got to make sure we go there with the confidence we've built over the last three games and try and impose ourselves on them."

Wales captain Matthew Rees, meanwhile, has backed Adam Jones to relish the challenge that will await him against a revered French scrummaging unit.

Ospreys prop Jones, despite playing just 20 minutes' rugby since suffering an elbow injury in mid-January, will go head-to-head with the powerful Thomas Domingo at Stade de France.

Craig Mitchell had proved an outstanding deputy for the British and Irish Lions Test tighthead throughout Wales' RBS 6 Nations campaign, but a dislocated shoulder suffered against Ireland last weekend ended his tournament.

Hooker Rees said: "It's obviously disappointing for Craig. I think he has played really well for us in this campaign and made a statement by playing well in the four games. I am sure he will be back in the squad before long. But it's great to have Adam back next to me, and I am really looking forward to playing alongside him again."

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