Gareth Davies: Scarlets 'capable' of beating Saracens in Champions Cup

Gareth Davies
Gareth Davies made his senior Wales debut against South Africa in June 2014
European Champions Cup: Saracens v Scarlets
Venue: Allianz Stadium Date: Saturday, 22 October Kick-off: 17:30 BST
Coverage: Live coverage on BBC Radio Wales and BBC Radio Cymru, online and the BBC Sport app. Live scores on the BBC Sport website.

Scrum-half Gareth Davies believes Scarlets can upset holders Saracens in the European Champions Cup.

Scarlets began their campaign with a home win over Sale Sharks while Saracens inflicted Toulon's first-ever home loss in Europe's top-tier competition.

Davies, 26, is confident Scarlets can pull off a similar upset on Saturday.

"I think we are quite capable of going up there and coming away with a win," Davies said.

"We've got a great squad now and we did show some glimpses against Sale of how we can play.

"I am sure we can play similar to how we did but better."

Scarlets' 28-11 win over Sale at Parc y Scarlets was their third successive victory following four straight Pro12 defeats and Wales international Davies says recent results have lifted Wayne Pivac's side.

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Champions Cup: Scarlets 'capable' of beating Saracens - Davies

"After losing the first three games of the season we were wondering what was going wrong," Davies added.

"We've had four wins on the bounce now and confidence is picking up and that is massively important ahead of the weekend.

"We have to go into this game confident, otherwise Saracens are going to blow us away and hopefully it's going to be a cracking game.

"We've got a great team of people and when we do click we're just as good as Sarries and anything can happen on the day."

Saracens have lost only once in six Premiership games this season - a 17-10 defeat against Harlequins in September.

Davies says Harlequins' victory gives Scarlets belief they can inflict defeat on the Aviva Premiership leaders.

"We've looked back over that game and tried to see exactly how Harlequins had beaten them," Davies said.

"We've come away with a couple of ideas and hopefully we can surprise them.

"It is our job at the end of the day to step up in these big games.

"We've got a great team on paper and in some of the games we haven't quite clicked but I think we showed some glimpses at the weekend against Sale."

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