Davies blow Edwards rues injury loss
Shaun Edwards believes Wales have lost possibly world rugby’s form outside centre after Jonathan Davies sustained a shattering injury blow.
Davies will be sidelined for six months, ruling him out of Wales’s autumn series games with Georgia, New Zealand and South Africa, plus the Six Nations.
He requires surgery on the foot injury he sustained during the dying seconds of Wales’s 29-21 defeat by Australia in Cardiff on Saturday.
It is a major blow for Wales and Scarlets to lose Davies, who was British and Irish Lions player of the series against New Zealand.
“I am incredibly upset for the player,” Wales assistant coach and defence specialist Edwards said. “He is one of the form 13s, if not the form 13, in world rugby. He is going to take some replacing.
“They are big shoes to fill. I have a lot of work to do in the next three weeks and the Six Nations.
“I am not saying he is irreplaceable, but it  would be one of the positions you would least want to lose.”