Six Nations 2016: Scotland will be 'smarting' - Wales' Bradley Davies

Bradley Davies in action against Ireland
Bradley Davies captained Wales during the two-Test tour of Japan in 2013
Six Nations: Wales v Scotland
Date: Saturday, 13 February Venue: Principality Stadium, Cardiff Kick-off: 16:50 GMT
Coverage: Live commentary on Radio 5 live sports extra, BBC Radio Scotland, BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Cymru & BBC Sport website and BBC Sport app, plus live text commentary.

Bradley Davies says Wales' next opponents Scotland will have "all guns blazing" when the sides meet in the Six Nations on Saturday.

Scotland lost 15-9 to England at Murrayfield on the opening weekend while Wales drew 16-16 in Ireland.

Wales have won the last eight games against Scotland but Davies expects a tough game against Vern Cotter's side.

"Scotland will be smarting from being beaten by England and they will come out with all guns blazing," he said.

"Scotland are very good, and it's going to be a tough game.

"The Gray brothers [Richie and Jonny] are very good lineout forwards, and it's a big challenge for us as a pack of forwards, but something we thrive on."

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Scotland's last win over Wales came at Murrayfield in 2007 while it is 14 years since they won in Cardiff, a 27-22 victory in 2002.

Wasps Lock Davies came on a second half replacement to win his 50th cap in the draw against Ireland at the Aviva Stadium in their opening game.

Head coach Warren Gatland names his team to play Scotland at the Principality Stadium at 11:00 GMT on Thursday.

Evans 'didn't look out of place'

Scarlets prop Rob Evans was preferred to Wales' record cap holder Gethin Jenkins for the game in Dublin.

Davies says Evans, 23, will take confidence from his performance against reigning Six Nations champions Ireland.

"Rob has come in and trained with the likes of Gethin week in, week out and seen what they do, and now he is transferring that to his game," Davies said.

"I didn't think he looked out of place on the weekend. I thought he was awesome in what was one of his first big starts, and he has got to take confidence from that.

"Rugby union these days is won in the scrum and the lineout - it has a big bearing on the game."

'Enjoy every second'

Davies is again expected to start on the bench with Gatland opting for a second row pairing of Alun Wyn Jones and Luke Charteris.

But the 29-year-old Davies says the competition for places is good for Wales.

"As a squad, I think it is great," he said. "The coach has four or five second-rows he can play, and as a player all you can do is train well, play well and go back to your club.

"I am lucky with Wasps. I play big games week in, week out, and it is hard enough to get into the Wasps team, let alone the Wales team.

"You never know with Wales, it could be your last game today or tomorrow. You have got to enjoy every second you are here, and that is what I am doing at the moment.

"If I get a chance to play, happy days. If not, I will support the boys who are playing and hopefully develop a winning Welsh squad."

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