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Wales captain backs James Davies to continue 'stellar form'

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Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones says flanker James Davies has an opportunity to continue his "stellar form" when he faces England on Saturday.

Davies starts in the same team as his brother Jonathan as Wales target an 11th successive home win since November 2017 in their second World Cup warm-up clash.

I though he sent a flare up in Argentina (last year) to say he'd arrived. He's had injury struggles since, but he's got an opportunity at the weekend to continue the stellar form he has shown for long periods in the Scarlets jersey.

– Alun Wyn Jones

Jones added: "Obviously, there is a bit of pedigree there with his brother in the centre.

"James has been a stand-out in what has been a hotly contested position in Wales for a long time. He's been very close and has got the nod after banging on the door."

Wales are looking to bounce back from a 33-19 defeat against England at Twickenham last Sunday, while victory would see Jones and company replace New Zealand as world rugby's number one-ranked nation.

"We realise where we have got to pick up, and there is an opportunity for people that played and a few guys coming in," Jones said.