Let's keep up the momentum, urges Scarlets skipper Davies
WALES centre Jonathan Davies takes possession of the Scarlets captaincy today, urging his players to keep their foot to the metal in pole position of the RaboDirect Pro12.
It has been a roaring start by the men from Llanelli, with back-to-back wins over two of last season's play-off sides Leinster and Glasgow.
For this afternoon's clash with Connacht in Galway (3) head coach Simon Easterby has again rung the changes, making eight in all from the 18-13 victory in Scotland.
And Davies, who takes over the skipper's armband from Rob McCusker, believes that is an indication the Scarlets possess the strength to be pushing hard for a top-four place again this season.
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"It's important we keep the momentum going," said Davies. "This game against Connacht will be tough and then it's the derby against the Ospreys and everyone looks forward to those games.
"We have got to make sure we keep progressing and keep working hard as a team.
"We are at a point now where we need to deliver for the fans. We have recruited well in the off-season and it is an opportunity to pay back that support. It is time for us to win something as a group."
Davies has fully recovered from the hernia operation he underwent following Wales's summer tour of Australia, but knows competition is stiff for a midfield