In the mind of the Saracens ’Aled Davies, the Welsh scrum-half

The Welsh scrum-half is a critical and almost permanent position for a team of Saracens at the top of a British crown. Find out more about her…

In the opinion of Saracens ’Aled Davies

A year after winning the top flight promotion, the Saracens travel to this Saturday’s Gallagher Premiership final against Leicester as favorites to claim their sixth English title.

On the nub of the team is Welsh scrum-half Aled Davies, who has been praised by manager Mark McCall for his quick participation in the North London team.

“He’s been amazing this year. That’s all you need from a scrum -half – his passing and his speed between breaks as far as I know,” he said. McCall. “He’s a tough competitor and he kicks the ball beautifully.”

Davies, 29, has 20 Welsh caps but has now been given more testing honors as those with 60 caps or more are eligible for the Welsh option if playing outside the Principality.

We have Bronwydd-born No. 9 for an article published in our July 2022 issue…

What do you enjoy most about life in Sarries?
“It’s just the environment. What a business the environment was but a lot of fun and love we had. As a company and as a company. “

Did you change your game on the team?
“No, it’s not right. They sign players who fit the style of the Saracens. You’re always trying to improve, just like you are.

Boxing is probably your greatest strength, like Richard Wigglesworth before you…
“My football is a strong part of my game. Stronger than coming here but much better. The consistency and flexibility of it. They use a lot of nine to kick so I think it’s worth it. But I’m my own player and Wiggy has different styles.

Aled Davies boxed Worcester

Davies sends ball to heaven as Saracens win Net Zero in Worcester (Getty Images)

Are you doing anything?
“Right now I’m always doing a little bit of everything. When I’m kicking, my offense, my running game. I’m always fixing everything.”

Do you think Wales ’60-cap law will be abolished?
“Yes. They brought in the law for a reason but I think in some instances it doesn’t work. I have a better position. I think it’s better to play my game here, not in Wales, just because of the environment. We’re always playing great games and the team of players we have here is unbelievable.

“So for me, I love her here. I want to play for Wales. Everyone wants to play for their country, so that’s good.

Who were your childhood heroes?
“Dwayne Peel is great. When I was younger it was the Scarlets and Wales nine. So that’s where I looked. And a little later, Mike Phillips, was the rage and for the same local team (Whitland) as me. So those two players. “

Dwayne Peel

Dwayne Peel was about to feed a Welsh scrum in 2006. The scrum-half was a brave man for Davies in his childhood (Getty)

Do you have a nickname?
“The children call me Alan. Because every Englishman, when they ask my name and I say Aled, they go back to ‘Alan?’ So it’s stuck.

You are a delegate to the Encephalitis Society. Can you tell us about it?
“Encephalitis is a brain injury that my father was diagnosed with ten years ago. He passed away a few years later. So it has something to do with my heart and it’s something I want to get into. The money is in research and they are trying to increase knowledge.

You played a season at the RFU Championship. Would you like to see it continue its current trend, with the announcement of the Premiership?
“It’s a good competition. I think you can find more young boys from the Premiership teams playing there. It’s a good thing to attract young English players. “

What are your other favorite sports besides rugby?
“I love football and basketball. I am a Liverpool player. If I had a ticket for a sporting event I would watch Liverpool in the Champions League final.

In the opinion of Saracens ’Aled Davies

Mo Salah, center, celebrates after scoring a crucial goal for Liverpool against Wolves (Getty Images)

What’s the best sporting event you’ve ever visited?
“The Leinster-Northampton European Cup final at the Millennium Stadium (2011). Northampton went first and Leinster came back.

What is the worst thing you have ever done?
“I was raised on a farm and my parents let me go to the barn. I don’t think so but it’s not very pretty! We had cattle and sheep.

How did you get into the fray?
“I started playing when I was about ten years old. I played football and then we competed in elementary school and a lot of my friends played football and said I was going to play football. Then I joined Carmarthen Athletic, and later Whitland, when I was 13 or 14.

What is your favorite movie?
Resident Representative. Me Gerard Butler.

As for food, what’s your favorite pastime?
“I eat India. I am a big Indian. Insert poppadums. And a pint of Kingfisher.

In the opinion of Saracens ’Aled Davies

A photo shoot during the Harlequins defensive tackle semi-final win (Getty Images)

Is it true that you got married on the first day without limits after the Covid rules ended in Wales?
“Yes, I married Kirsty on August 7, 2021. We got married two years ago and it was great. It’s at Fairyhill in Gower, and Scott Williams is my best man – I played with him. since I was about 14 or 15. I have a daughter, Maggie, who is 11, and a son, Freddie, 4. He’s not into sports for a minute, he loves his cats! ”

Do you know what you want when you quit the game?
“I did not give much thought to that. I’m probably going to learn a little bit. I did my Second Class course. I’ve done a little bit with women’s pieces in Saracens, and youngsters in the past.

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