Six Nations

Roberts-Davies partnership will go down in history, says Edwards

Wales defence coach Shaun Edwards believes the partnership between Jonathan Davies and Jamie Roberts will go down in history.

Davies missed the World Cup due to the knee ligament injury he suffered in May but returned for the 16-16 draw against Ireland last weekend, featuring alongside Roberts in the Wales midfield for the 40th time.

Edwards was pleased to see Scarlets centre Davies – set to earn his 50th international cap against Scotland on Saturday – make his return to the national team, lauding his relationship with Harlequins man Roberts.

"Jonathan is a credit to himself. They'll be talking about his partnership with Jamie Roberts in 20 years' time," Edwards said.

"He's come back from a horrendous injury, slotted back in pretty well having only played two or three games.

"I thought he played quite well against Ireland. I thought he acquitted himself fantastically well, I thought he was great."

Roberts made more tackles than any other player last weekend, with 20 of his 22 attempts successful.

Edwards is unsurprised by seeing the 29-year-old producing such a formidable display.

"If you look at Jamie throughout the World Cup it's nothing new, putting big shots on people," he added.

"I think he's as hungry as I've ever seen, he's enjoying rugby, he's playing regularly and that's vital. His tackling last week was very impressive."