Davies' day job secret of his success.
The Swansea number eight will face Grand Slam-chasing France at Wembley on Sunday week a first Five Nations Championship start for three years in a reshuffled back row. Ebbw Vale captain Kingsley Jones is on the replacements' bench, allowing Colin Charvis an openside flanker's role after featuring at No 8.
Davies' had a dynamic 20-minute substitute appearance helped Wales beat Ireland last weekend. And the 32-year-old, capped 15 times between 1992 and 1995, says his blistering form can be attributed to "not wearing a tracksuit all day". Davies, the only personnel change after Dublin, is an environmental health officer with Swansea City Council by day.
WALES: K Morgan (Pontypridd); W Proctor (Llanelli), A Bateman (Richmond), L Davies (Cardiff); G Thomas (Cardiff); N Jenkins (Pontypridd), R Howley (Cardif capt); A Lewis (Cardiff), G Jenkins (Swansea), D Young (Cardiff), M Voyle (Llanelli), A Moore (Swansea), R Appleyard (Swansea), C Charvis (Swansea), S Davies (Swansea).
Replacements: N Boobyer (Llanelli), B Hayward (Ebbw Vale), P John (Pontypridd), K Jones (Ebbw Vale), S Roy (Pontypridd), L Mustoe (Cardiff), J Humphreys (Cardiff).
WALES A (v France A at Bridgend on April 3): J Thomas (Cardiff), G Wyatt (Pontypridd), J Lewis (Pontypridd), M Taylor (Swansea), D James (Pontypridd), A Thomas (Swansea), A Moore (Richmond, capt), A Griffiths (Pontypridd), R McBryde (Llanelli), C Anthony(Swansea), C Stephens (Bridgend), G Llewellyn (Harlequins), M Lloyd (Pontypridd), M Williams (Pontypridd), C Wyatt (Llanelli).
Replacements: D Weatherley (Swansea), C Warlow (Llanelli), D Llewellyn (Ebbw Vale), I Boobyer (Neath), I Gough (Newport), N Eynon (Pontypridd), B Williams (Richmond).