Wales want Davies ‘to be more vocal’

Date published: March 1 2016

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Wales head coach Warren Gatland wants scrum-half Gareth Davies to continue working on his communication moving forward.

Davies has shown on several occasions in his Test career was a threat he can be in open space with the ball in hand.

Now Gatland wants to see the Scarlets number nine focus on improving how he talks with his forward pack, highlighting that as an area of strength for regular scrum-half Rhys Webb.

Davies and the other two scrum-halves in the Wales squad, Lloyd Williams and uncapped Aled Davies, have all been told by Gatland to keep working on their communication.

Webb, who missed the Rugby World Cup because of injury, is now back in action for the Ospreys and could feature for Wales before the end of the Six Nations.

"We want him to be more vocal," Gatland told the BBC.

"With our nines that we've got in the squad at the moment, that's one aspect that they need to keep working on.

"And it's a real thing about Rhys Webb is that he does talk a lot and communicates really well with the forwards.

"So that's the aspect of Gareth's game that he does need to work on, but from the ability to create something out of nothing and that speed and that first 10 or 15 metres he's devastating."

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