Rhys Davies interview

In the build up to the game, we spoke to the latest Osprey to be make their first Wales appearance, Rhys Davies.

Rhys discusses his recent Wales debut, the Benetton game and his thoughts on the Ospreys’ remaining fixtures this season.


So Rhys, back in Ospreys camp. How was Wales?

It was a great experience, it’s a really high standard but I loved it. Looking forward to getting my next cap.


You made your Wales debut as well, how were you feeling when you were getting ready to come on?

Yeah, it's a bit of nerves but once you’re on the pitch it’s just another game really. Once you’re on you just crack on and give it your best.


You’re the latest of many Ospreys to pick up their first cap. Why do you think so many of the younger Ospreys are coming through to the Wales setup?

You can put a lot of it to the coaching down here, alongside that we’ve got a really tight bunch at the Ospreys that are always looking to push each other and there’s a lot of good competition.


It’ll be your 50th cap for Ospreys this week. Any moments that stick out to you from the 50?

Yeah there’s a few. In my first year we beat Leinster away to qualify for the Champions Cup, we had a young side and a few of the boys from that team have gone on to do really well.

Another one was the game in Montpellier, that was a great win. Munster at home was another big one, we were missing all our internationals and they had theirs. It was a backs against the wall job but we got it done.