Davies not slowing down any time soon

British & Irish Lion Jonathan Davies insists he has no intention of slowing down any time soon despite just finishing up a gruelling two months with Wales. [more]

Davies not slowing down any time soon

British & Irish Lion Jonathan Davies insists he has no intention of slowing down any time soon despite just finishing up a gruelling two months with Wales.

Centre Davies started all five of Wales games in 2015, helping Warren Gatland’s side bounce back from an opening defeat to England to record four-straight wins.

And the 26-year-old will be hoping for more international involvement later this year as he aims to be involved in Wales’ World Cup squad come September.

But there is plenty to keep Davies busy between now and then, with club side Clermont Auvergne sitting second in the Top 14 and gearing up for a European quarter-final clash with Northampton.

And Davies, who started all three British & Irish Lions Tests against Australia in 2013, is more than happy for the rugby to carry on coming his way.

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“Fortunately for me it’s not the kind of year where you can afford to dwell on results; there are so many competitions in the calendar still to come,” Davies told Sky Sports.

“One of the great things about playing for a club that’s doing as well as Clermont is that we are second on points difference in the Top 14, and there is a European quarter-final around the corner for us too.

“So between now and the end of October there are three major trophies I will be fighting for as part of different teams – provided I get picked of course!

“This weekend we are off to Paris to play Stade Francais in what is a very crucial game for us. I know I say it often, and there really are no easy games, but this match is one that could have very serious consequences when it comes to the play-off spots at the end of the season.

“We are currently six points ahead of Stade, who are in third place, and we want to increase that gap rather than allow it to close in Paris.

“It will be a tough ask but as I always say, you enjoy these games because you always want to test yourself against the best.

“What a year of rugby ahead – and it’s only just getting going.”

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