Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Jonathan Davies great solo effort against the Dragons

Jonathan Davies great solo effort against the Dragons

The Scarlets sit near the top of the table in the Magners League after their 27-14 win over the Dragons in Newport on Friday. Scarlets scored three first half tries, with Jonathan Davies set up one and then scoring this solo effort shortly afterwards.

Davies, sometimes referred to as Jon to avoid confusion with his commentating namesake, has shown this season that he isnt far away from making a very competent step up to being a regular international player.

Still just 22, Davies has all the attributes and possesses incredible acceleration as well as brute strength. He is deceptively quick and is solid on defence. Hes now scored six tries in three games, and is many peoples teamsheets as the starting center for Wales while Jamie Roberts is sidelined.

On Friday night he earned another Man of the Match award after he put in a great showing, setting up a nice try for young George North, then scoring this impressive individual try.

He did pick up a slight ankle niggle, but looks to be okay for this upcoming weekends derby clash with local rivals Ospreys at Parc y Scarlets on Saturday night.

Time: 01:33

Posted by Rugbydump at 2:06 pm | View Comments (17)

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Alexander September 29, 2010 12:51 pm

Hey, this guy could go a long way for Wales too I imagine. There's good depth developing in Welsh back play at the mo!

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Bradders September 29, 2010 1:04 pm

Great turn of pace for a big guy.
Agree with above re: depth in Welsh rugby - its looking good.

Terrible defence, they were so quick to push to the next attacker they forgot about the guy with the ball.

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Anonymous September 29, 2010 1:38 pm

he looks like a dwarf.. look at his little legs pumping away.

Just look at him

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Maximus September 29, 2010 1:39 pm

Step! Gap! Gas! A pleasure to watch.
But wait a minute... a Welsh Jonathan Davies playing rugby... I feel like I already heard that before...

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Anonymous September 29, 2010 1:56 pm

Taking nothing away from Davies, I feel like the Dragon's covering 14 (Hughes think it is) should get some mention for a pretty good effort.

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Wolfman21 September 29, 2010 2:14 pm

Impressive physical attributes - nice size, pace and acceleration. I imagine he has bullied a couple of teams from 12.

What is his passing game like? Would like to see him and Nonu line up against each other.

This isn't meant as a trolling comment, but with Davies and Roberts, I am not sure why people ever mention Henson anymore.

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Anonymous September 29, 2010 2:59 pm

His passing game's not great, and I say that as a Scarlets fan. That's why him and Regan King alternate between 12 and 13 in attack this season. Jon gives you a strong running option at 13 coming off King's outside shoulder, but gives you a crash ball option at 12. If he can improve his passing, he'll be an outstanding centre.

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Leeners93 September 29, 2010 3:37 pm

love the term "deceptively quick",it never means that their fast,just that they're not as slow as everyone thinks they are!

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stoojay September 29, 2010 4:08 pm

Looking at his running style you get the impression he would be difficult to stop when he is in full stride. Looks like yet another good one off the Welsh production line - they are obviously doing something right down there. Hopefully he is nothing personality-wise like that cretin of a namesake commentator! Can't understand why he is still employed

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Anonymous September 29, 2010 5:25 pm

a very good prospect lets hope the welsh media dont put their hopes all on him, as they did with henson hook s.williams etc

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Anonymous September 29, 2010 5:35 pm

Now wales have a choice of Hook, Roberts, Henson, Shanklin, Davies and Bishop.
If they were all fit i would choose Henson 12, Shanklin 13 as they are both brillant in defence, retaining the ball, attacking and they hardly ever make mistakes when they play together. I know they are both getting on a bit but i would love to see them playing together at a world cup for once. Not just winning Grand Slams in between.

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Anonymous September 29, 2010 6:35 pm

Just another example of great Welsh talent. If only they could get their act together and really threaten the big guys.

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Anonymous September 29, 2010 7:39 pm

seen this guy on a few occasions against the irish provinces and he is very impressive. he`s like an old school centre with a bit of agility

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Moon Unit Zappa September 29, 2010 9:43 pm

Man, the Welsh need to diversify their naming system...there's only so many Davies, Williams, and Jones you can have before you and your neighbor have the exact same name.

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John F September 29, 2010 10:04 pm

@Moon Unit Zappa

You forgot Thomas, Morgan and Evans. Come off it mate, there are loads of Welsh family names.

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David September 30, 2010 8:59 am

We've always had an abundance of talent in the backs, Jon will definitely be one to watch out for in the future. now if we can just sort out our backrow!

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Anonymous September 30, 2010 3:46 pm

To be fair, this is just like the
Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu try. Its just simple running and terrible defense.

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