NEWCASTLE Emlyn’s Gareth Davies represented Wales at the Six Nations launch in Ireland this week, where he reflected on a decade in the Wales senior camp.

The 33-year-old Scarlets scrum half stepped in to carry out the media duties as Dafydd Jenkins – who is captaining the side – was unavailable due to his Exeter club commitments.

Davies joined Wales head coach Warren Gatland and fellow coaches and players including Italy captain Michele Lamaro and head coach Gonzalo Quesada, Ireland head coach Andy Farrell and captain Peter O’Mahony, England head coach Steve Borthwick, Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend and captain Rory Darge to launch the 2024 Guinness Six Nations at the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin.

Davies said: “It’s an honour to be part of another Six Nations squad. When I first came into the environment in 2014, I was 23 and one of the youngsters; 10 years down the line and I’m now the oldest in the squad, I didn’t think I’d be saying that, but I still feel hungry, still feel good.”

Tivyside Advertiser: Gareth and head coach Warren Gatland represented Wales at the launch of the Six NationsGareth and head coach Warren Gatland represented Wales at the launch of the Six Nations (Image: PA)

The former Ysgol Dyffryn Teifi pupil has 74 caps across the Six Nations, three Rugby World Cups and the annual autumn internationals and summer series fixtures and has represented the British and Irish Lions since making his debut for the senior side in the 2014 summer tour to South Africa.

The scrum half also backs his fellow Scarlets half backs Sam Costelow and Ioan Lloyd to make their marks on the international stage. He said: “Sam and Ioan are two fantastic players. I have played with Sam over the last couple of years and he is a fantastic talent and only going to grow, both are in their early 20s and have a big career in front of them. Hopefully they can settle into the international stage quickly. I’m sure they will.”

Wales will begin their Six Nations campaign at home to Scotland at a sold-out Principality Stadium on Saturday, February 3 at 4.45pm.