Despite initial fears, it’s now looking likely that Wales will be able to play their 2021 Six Nations home matches at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.
Wales national rugby ground was turned into the Dragons Heart hospital as part of the fight against coronavirus, but is now being dismantled.
That means the WRU can abandon plans to play home games across the border, with games against England and Ireland set to go ahead as planned.
“I am probably more optimistic than I was a couple of weeks ago,” said Davies.
“We are looking at decommissioning the stadium from the autumn. Parts of the stadium on level four and five have already been decommissioned and we have been talking with contractors about reinstating bars and suites.
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“The only beds in the stadium are in the bowl and the pitch so that will be the last to be decommissioned towards the end of October and early November.
“This means we can get on with replacing the seating that has been taken out and the important factor of getting the pitch done.”
This English-born Wales XV would beat Wales
This team of English-born players who have played for Wales im recent years makes an up quite the outstanding XV.
Jonah Holmes (Stockport), George North (Kings Lynn), Hallam Amos (Stockport)
Jonathan Davies (Solihull), Nick Tompkins (Sidcup)