Fixtures - Top Bar

Davies on the road to recovery with London Welsh

AlexDaviesLondonWelsh15SB1005

Alex Davies may have been a cornerstone of London Welsh’s promotion to Aviva Premiership Rugby last season, but he admits he feels like a frustrated spectator this time around.

The versatile back, who scored 135 points in 18 league appearances last year, sustained an anterior cruciate ligament problem in the Championship semi-final at Headingley, ruling him out of contention until last weekend’s LV= Cup defeat at home to Saracens.

And for Davies, the end of that lengthy spell on the sidelines could not have come soon enough.

“It was amazing to be back as part of the team, to get out there and play for 20 minutes,” he said. “There was a really nice reception from the crowd as well, which I don’t always notice when I’m out on the pitch, so that was great.

“The result was very disappointing, but it was certainly nice to be out there again and it felt good to be contributing.

“Obviously the injury was really hard to take.

“My operation took place a couple of days before the Championship final and I was hoping to get to the stadium to be with the boys, but unfortunately there were a couple of minor complications that meant I couldn’t be there.

“That was hard, to be sat at home as we got promoted – but I was obviously really happy with the result.”

The Exiles’ troubles this campaign are well documented, with the club yet to register a win in league or cup.

And the 28-year-old utility back admits he has felt powerless in his time out of the side.

“This season has been really tough, and watching games without being able to contribute or help is a frustrating position to be in," Davies added.

“As a professional rugby player you want to play every week, so to not play for six and a half months, I was feeling very frustrated.”

After Sunday’s narrow loss to Saracens, Davies and Welsh must again regroup ahead of this weekend’s LV= Cup tie at Newport Gwent Dragons.

“We have got to build momentum, and we know it is all about the performance at the weekend, because we all need to perform well as a team,” he said.

“Then moving forward hopefully we can pick up some wins to finish the season strongly.

“My aim is to be involved as much as possible and to contribute to the team as much as I can.

“Concentrating on my goalkicking is important as well, starting to score some points again.

“It’s all about trying to pick up a couple of wins, because as a club we want to finish on a high.

“We have had a few close results over the season to this stage, such as the defeat to Harlequins, but then we lost quite heavily in the next match.

“It has been a bit up and down for us, and we have certainly not been as consistent as we would like to be.

“What we want to build is some momentum and confidence, and to be able to express ourselves on the big stage.”

Tickets for this year's LV= Cup Final on 22 March at Franklin's Gardens are now on sale. Click here to snap one up from just £20 for adults, £10 for juniors to see who will win the first silverware of the season.

Latest News

Aviva Premiership Rugby European Round-up: Saturday

Dai Young hailed his side’s spirit after Wasps fought back to secure a dramatic 17-14 European Cup victory over Toulouse…

(Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Challenge Cup – Benetton Treviso v Gloucester Rugby: kick-off delayed

The kick-off of today's Challenge Cup, Round 5 match between Benetton Treviso and Gloucester Rugby has been delayed until 17.00…

Aviva Premiership Rugby European Round-up: Friday

Todd Blackadder attributed Bath Rugby’s 57-22 victory over league rivals Bristol Rugby to entering the game with exactly the right…

semesarokodoguni17sb1111

Jonny May excited by free-scoring Gloucester Rugby’s potential

Gloucester Rugby flyer Jonny May admits the Cherry & Whites side that humbled Worcester Warriors last weekend in Aviva Premiership…

Generated by  IJG JPEG Library

Charlie Walker raring to go for Harlequins’ crucial Edinburgh clash

Charlie Walker admits that every week feels like a must-win game for Harlequins but insists the team are raring to…

Charlie Walker has made two Aviva Premiership Rugby so far this season

Edinburgh 2017 finals kick-off times and key 2017/18 dates

With contenders for European silverware set to emerge from another tension-packed conclusion to the pool stages over the next two…

championscup17sb1111

Nathan Catt looking for 80-minute performance from Bath Rugby

Nathan Catt admits Bath Rugby have got to focus on executing for the full 80 minutes this weekend against Bristol…

nathancatt17sb1111

Tusi Pisi returns for Bristol Rugby

Tusi Pisi returns from a two-week suspension to start when Bristol host Bath in the European Challenge Cup on Friday…

Tusi Pisi returns for Bristol Rugby for their West Country Derby with Bath Rugby

Northampton Saints team news for Castres clash

The Northampton Saints team has been announced for Saturday’s European Rugby Champions Cup clash with Castres (KO 1pm). The Saints…

666710651_tm_0587_58cf7d2591f77d16702582da3f6d26d0.jpg

Tait returns for Leicester Tigers’ clash with Racing 92

Mathew Tait returns from injury to join the Leicester Tigers line-up for the European Champions Cup fixture against Racing 92…

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 25:  Tigers player Matthew Tait in action during the Aviva Premiership match between Leicester Tigers and Bath Rugby at Welford Road on September 25, 2016 in Leicester, England.  (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Concussion Management Review Group convened

A Concussion Management Review Group panel will convene to examine an incident in the 30th minute of the Aviva Premiership…

Concussion Management Review Group convened

Worcester Warriors name side to face Brive

Joe Taufete'e will make his Club debut when Warriors travel to Stade Amedee-Domenech to take on Brive in the penultimate…

Generated by  IJG JPEG Library

Sale Sharks name side to face Toulon

Sale Sharks have named their side to take on RC Toulon on Sunday at the Stade Mayol in the European…

Generated by  IJG JPEG Library

Exeter Chiefs Side To Face Ulster

Matters in the Aviva Premiership may take a step back for the next month, but for Exeter Chiefs head coach…

Generated by  IJG JPEG Library

Wasps team to play Toulouse at the Ricoh Arena on Saturday

Director of Rugby Dai Young has named his squad to take on Toulouse at the Ricoh Arena this Saturday, in…

Generated by  IJG JPEG Library

Gloucester Rugby make two changes for trip to Treviso

Gloucester Rugby return to European Rugby Challenge Cup action away at Benetton Treviso on Saturday, and make just two changes…

BARNET, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 27:  James Hook of Gloucester Rugby kicks a conversion during the Aviva Premiership match between Saracens and Gloucester Rugby at Allianz Park on November 27, 2016 in Barnet, England.  (Photo by Tony Marshall/Getty Images)

Saracens name team to face Scarlets

Saracens have named their side to face Scarlets for Sunday’s European Rugby Champions Cup clash at Parc y Scarlets, kick-off…

Owen Farrell scored all 16 of Saracens' points

Harlequins team to play Edinburgh Rugby

Harlequins has announced the team to play Edinburgh Rugby at The Stoop on Saturday in Round 5 of the European…

Generated by  IJG JPEG Library

Aviva Premiership Rugby breaking new ground with latest live TV selections

WEMBLEY, Stadiummk and Twickenham Stadium will feature in the latest rounds of Aviva Premiership matches to be broadcast  live by…

Wembley

Sam Underhill heads to Bath Rugby

Flanker Sam Underhill has joined Bath Rugby on a three-year deal, the Club are delighted to confirm. One of the…

Sam Underhill