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Phil Davies up for Worcester Warriors challenge

Phil Davies
Davies left the Scarlets in 2008 after two years in charge

Worcester Warriors forwards coach Phil Davies says he is exited about his new challenge at Sixways.

Davies has started his job in a week when most of the Warriors players have been given time off.

He told BBC Hereford & Worcester he, head coach Richard Hill and the players were after the same goal.

He said: "It's all about the team, it's about working hard and having good team spirit. I will work hard for the players and expect them to do same."

He added: "Richard and I have chatted a lot, about different things, and the Championship is really two seasons.

"The first 22 games, and then the play-offs with a possible eight games in that.

"The Championship is a lot different to what I remember (with Leeds) - it's more competitive, the teams have progressed and the stadiums have progressed.

"It is a strong competition and a great challenge."

Davies has given up his job as Wales Under-20 coach to move to Sixways and says he thought long and hard about the move.

He said: "Richard spoke to me in May and I had a good think about it, and I am here now and ready to go.

"We have known each other for quite a while and we have always talked about working together.

"I enjoyed my position with Wales, but I have always enjoyed coaching.

"I enjoyed leading the Scarlets and Leeds, I love that side of it being involved with the players every week.

"This was a chance to do that and the timing was right in every respect."

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