We’ll get over Davies loss
WALES have been urged to summon the spirit of 2015 after Jonathan Davies was ruled out for six months with a horror ankle injury.
The Lions centre, man of the series against New Zealand in the summer, is set to go under the knife after leaving the field late on in last Saturday’s 29-21 defeat by Australia.
Davies will miss the rest of the Under Armour Series and the 2018 Six Nations in a big blow for head coach Warren Gatland
“Jon is a massive loss and they are big shoes to fill. He is probably the form No 13 in world rugby,” said defence coach Shaun Edwards. “I am incredibly upset for Jon. It is his third really big injury in the past three or four years. I am not saying he is irreplaceable, but it would definitely be one of the positions you would least want to lose.
“But the last World Cup was a great example of where you get injuries and you just have to get over it.
“We were in the toughest group there has ever been in that tournament and we had an horrific injury list. People were falling down left, right and centre, and we still got through it. We have to show a bit of the resilience we have shown in the past.”
Wales host Georgia in Cardiff on Saturday and Gatland is expected to make wholesale changes. Edwards added: “It’s probably Georgia’s biggest game for 10 years outside of World Cups.
“They are fighting desperately for Six Nations entry and they know a good performance against us would put them in good stead.
“We are playing a pretty strong team and we are not underestimating Georgia.”
Hallam Amos, who is set to start in the back three, said: “Playing at the Principality Stadium will be an incredible experience for Georgia.
“They will be really fired up and we have to deal with that. It’s a massive game for them, their World Cup final.”