Davies – Nerves were left behind when game began

Elliott Davies says all his nerves disappeared as soon as he took to the field for his Warriors debut.

The academy youngster started at fly-half as Warriors lost 20-6 to Sale Sharks at the AJ Bell Stadium in the third LV= Cup pool match of the season.

And, despite the result, Davies admits it was a special day for him to make his Warriors debut.

He said: “It was special to make my debut and I really enjoyed it. I was really looking forward to the moment and it was a great experience for me.

“The boys have been so helpful in training, especially Paul Hodgson. We went through a lot this week and when I went out there the nerves were left behind.”

Davies racked-up six points on his debut courtesy of two penalties and saw two further kicks drop wide on a gusty day in Greater Manchester.

He continued: “I thought we controlled the game well in the first-half and we won the kicking battle for a long time.

“The conditions were difficult. I thought the first kick was going over but the wind just pushed it back. But that is something for me to work on so I can go away and come back a better player.”

Davies has progressed rapidly this season and impressed for the Cavaliers before enjoying a loan spell at National League One leaders Doncaster Knights.

He added: “I’ll work on my weaknesses and keep developing my strengths and hopefully I can push for another chance to impress.

“Sam Vesty has been helping me with my kicking this season, which has been brilliant. And I’ve worked closely with Paul Warwick, Ignacio Mieres and Danny Gray so I’m learning all the time.”