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Eyes on prize: Jonathan Davies is focused on victory
Eyes on prize: Jonathan Davies is focused on victory

By Andrew Baldock

Jonathan Davies says Wales' Six Nations title-chasing players are focused on tackling Scotland at BT Murrayfield tomorrow after a week dominated by Welsh rugby politics.

While unbeaten tournament leaders Wales target Six Nations title and Grand Slam success, off the field it is a story of domestic turmoil as debate rages about so-called 'Project Reset' and how the Welsh professional regional game will look from next season.

Talks now appear to be deadlocked, a proposed Scarlets-Ospreys merger is off the table and considerable uncertainty remains.

"It's probably been a stressful start to the week but we've come in today with a focus of continuing our preparation ready for Scotland and to get on that plane and progress in the tournament like we have been," Wales and Scarlets centre Davies said.

Asked if he had ever known a week like it, Davies added: "There's always gossip and chat. It's Welsh rugby at the end of the day. I think players are looking forward to a big Test match on the weekend.

"That's what we love doing, that's what we are here to do. The most important thing for us is to focus on that.

"Going to Murrayfield is always a difficult place to play, and that's the focus now with us.

"We're looking to go there and get the win."

Victory for Wales would leave them needing to beat Ireland in Cardiff tomorrow week to secure the Six Nations crown - they last won it in 2013 - and a first Grand Slam for seven years.

While Wales have toppled Scotland in 11 of the last 12 meetings, they came badly unstuck at Murrayfield two years ago, losing 29-13 after leading at half-time.

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