Davies looks at the positives

Date published: January 22 2017

Scarlets scrum-half Gareth Davies believes that the region can take positives from this season’s European campaign.

Davies made a return from injury to take his place in the starting XV in the final pool game of the 2016-17 European Rugby Champions Cup campaign, against Sale Sharks.

Despite the disappointment of not securing the double over Sale Sharks Davies believes that the region can take more positives than negatives from this season’s European campaign.

Scarlets headed into the final pool game knowing that there wasn’t a possibility of qualifying for the quarter-final despite securing a victory over former champions Toulon and all but securing a victory over reigning champions Saracens.

Speaking after the game the scrum-half said: “It’s always difficult to come into a game like this with nothing on it but we were focused on getting the win. Unfortunately I think Sale wanted the result more than we did,” Davies told the Scarlets website.

“We’ve had a few tough weeks, playing in big games, and I think the game against Saracens last weekend took it out of us. We weren’t quite good enough today.

“We were far too soft in the opening 20 minutes, they scored 16 points early on and despite feeling confident enough in our ability to pull it back we weren’t quite good enough in the end.”

“I think we’ve had a decent campaign, we’ve secured two victories and we’re unlucky last weekend. There are definitely more positives than negatives and the squad’s attentions will now turn to Glasgow in the PRO12.”