Martyn Williams Wants Surprise Candidate To Take Over As Wales Captain
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Wales legend Martyn Williams wants Warren Gatland to seriously think about handing the captaincy to Jonathan Davies.
The young centre is currently playing some of the best rugby of his career, after being named the Lions’ Player of the Series and Williams thinks he could be the man to lead Wales into the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
Alun Wyn Jones was handed the captaincy ahead the this year’s Six Nations after Sam Warburton stood himself down to focus on his game. While Jones is likely to retain the captaincy, Williams reckons maybe it’s time for a fresh voice, and Davies could be that man.
“You’d imagine Alun-Wyn will keep the job. However, Gats may look at the World Cup in two years and give it to a fresh face and fresh voice, which for me should be Jonathan Davies.” Williams told The Rugby Paper
“He’s a very balanced individual. If you look at Jon throughout his career he’s always been surrounded by rock stars like Jamie Roberts, Leigh Halfpenny and George North – guys who get all the plaudits, but he’s been the glue of the backline since the 2011 World Cup and he’s got a good rugby brain.”
“He’s at a stage in his career where he’s by far the best No.13 in Wales and is nailed-on to play, so if your looking towards 2019 and what happens if Sam and Alun-Wyn go down, the more people you can give experience to, the better.”
What do you think? Is Davies the man to lead Wales going forward or should Gatland stick with his tried and tested Jones?