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That means Alex Cuthbert and George North start on the wing with Leigh Halfpenny at full-back and Rhys Priestland and Mike Phillips at fly-half and scrum-half respectively.
Davies is aware such a selection has given the impression that it is a case of how many points Wales will win by as opposed to if they will simply record victory.
However the Scarlets centre is adamant they won’t be getting ahead of themselves and insists a slow and steady approach will lead to victory at the Millennium stadium.
“We have got to make sure we keep the ball and are patient with it and not to expect things to happen straight away,” said Davies.
“I think people might expect things to happen instantly with the back-line we have got but we’ve got to make sure we build and not force the issue.
“We expect an extremely tough game, because it always is, but we have got to make sure we keep the ball in play and keep a high tempo and work the Italians. Hopefully, that will bear fruit in the last 20 minutes or so.
“We expect to be in a tough fight. We need to keep in that arm wrestle and make sure we power through and take our chances when they come.”