The Scarlets pair will become the first brothers since Nicky and Jamie Robinson in 2006 to take the field in a Wales shirt at the same time. And while the 74 times Wales international centre is relishing the chance to link up with his brother on the international stage he insists their main focus is on beating Eddie Jones’ side.
“It’s something I’m sure when we look back on we’ll be very proud,” he said. “Mum and dad and my sister will be very proud as well.
“Look we’re preparing to hopefully go to a World Cup and we’re not going to sugar coat it at all this weekend. We want to go out there and give a great account of ourselves and warrant a seat on the plane to Japan.
“It’s great news for James to get selected and I’m looking forward to seeing how he goes. He’s worked hard over the summer. He’s always given a good account of himself and I’m sure he’ll do that on Saturday.”
Wales slipped to a 33-19 defeat to England at Twickenham last weekend in their first of four pre World Cup test matches. Despite the defeat Davies is encouraged with the direction this Wales side is heading in.
“Traditionally we take a while to warm-up and it is about getting ready for the World Cup,” he said. “We would have loved to have carried on the winning streak but essentially for us it’s about making sure we start the game well.
“Looking back that first 20 minutes cost us the result last weekend. I think we used the ball and created opportunities with being able to move it about but it’s about the execution in the final third.
“If you look back at the game the opportunities we coughed up in England’s 22 was another reason we didn’t get more points on the board. The decisions were right but the execution with the last pass or the one before.
“There is confidence in the squad and we’ve worked extremely hard over the last couple of months. It’s about making sure we keep working on our tempo and keep working on our ability to move the ball.”