Ospreys head coach Allen Clarke is ready to agree a new handle”author of the orchestra” Sam Davies.

The 25-year-old fly half has gone out of contract at the end of the summer growing season, but has shown himself because the first-choice 10 after the departure of Dan Biggar to Northampton past summer.

Davies kicked 14 tips to help Ospreys be at Scarlets 19-12 on Saturday.

“On the back part of his performance… you’d be a fool to not be considering him for next season,” Clarke explained.

“I am thrilled with the way he’s developed, the job he’s done with (backs coach) Matt Sherratt was excellent.

“His comprehension of the game, his capacity to manage us around the area, join forces to the forwards… he is the author of the orchestra, he just moves us across the area.

“We have talked about his kicking game previously but… he is unbelievably competitive and exceptionally brave; it’s not jut about his flair onto the chunk it’s his competitiveness as a whole”

Davies, the son of former Wales centre Nigel Davies, came through the Ospreys development system and signed up his first professional deal with the Welsh region in June 2014, agreeing an expansion in November 2016.

The former junior world player of the season has won eight senior Wales limits, but has not figured due to his country as the 20 17 summer tour to Tonga and Samoa.

Under Welsh Rugby Union array rules, Davies might make himself inaccessible for Wales when he opted to combine an English or French team.

But October Davies said he remained upbeat about his international chances.

Unless there’s been a big change of heart which would appear to preclude a movement out Wales, leaving the other three Welsh regions as rivals such as Davies’ signature.

Clarke confirmed that Ospreys would begin contract talks together with players concerned from the year.

“We’re having those conversations in January… rather than getting out there early – coping with some players and departing others in limbo – we’ve decided everybody else gets through Christmas before we sit with this players,” he added.


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