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Davies eyes extended Cup run
Scarlets supremo targeting LV= Cup success
Scarlets coach Nigel Davies believes his team can challenge for LV= Cup glory this season after they crushed Cardiff Blues to earn a second bonus-point victory.
After last week's 31-3 victory over Leicester, today they were 30-3 winners away to Cardiff Blues, giving themselves a full complement of 10 points so far in Group Three.
Davies is targeting silverware, and fielded a side with slightly more experience than the Blues possessed to achieve the comfortable win.
"We will have a go at it, we will have a crack at it. It is doable for us this season," Davies said.
"It is one of the three competitions we are in, so we have tried not to look at it as anything different in our season, and have not made as many changes as in previous years to keep a level of consistency.
"We have got a good record here at the moment. I am very pleased we kept some momentum going.
"We haven't viewed these games as LV= Cup per se, just games we want to compete in to go back into the league season.
"The difference was that we were probably a bit more experienced and a bit further down the road in giving our younger players some experience, that will only play dividends.
"There are a few players putting their hands up and it is great to have that level of competition.
"Our younger players have had a lot of experience of playing in the higher competitions and that has to benefit everyone."
Tries from Adam Warren, Kirby Myhill, Richie Pugh and Kieran Murphy earned the visitors their resounding victory, with Cardiff thoroughly outplayed.
The one piece of bad news was a serious injury to wing Dale Ford who went to hospital with a suspected broken leg.
Baber remaining calm
Cardiff backs coach Gareth Baber denied there was a crisis at the Welsh capital club, despite two heavy defeats. They lost 33-3 to Newcastle in their opening game.
The Blues are also looking forward to the return from injury of new signing Gavin Henson.
"We had a very young side out there who will have gained in experience from today, while we are also still in fourth place in our league," said Baber.
"Gavin is still injured, so it will be a couple of weeks before he starts training and we will have a look at him then."
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|Saturday 31st January|
|14:40||Harlequins vs Bath|
|15:00||Leicester vs Northampton|
|15:00||Gloucester vs Ospreys|
|18:30||Scarlets vs London Irish|
|Sunday 1st February|
|14:00||Wasps vs Cardiff Blues|
|14:30||London Welsh vs Saracens|
|14:30||Newport Gwent D'gons vs Exeter|
|15:00||Newcastle vs Sale Sharks|
|Saturday 7th February|
|14:00||Sale Sharks vs Scarlets|
|14:30||Cardiff Blues vs Leicester|
|15:00||Gloucester vs Harlequins|
|15:00||Bath vs Ospreys|
|15:00||London Irish vs Newcastle|
|15:15||Northampton vs Wasps|
|Sunday 8th February|
|14:30||Newport Gwent D'gons vs London Welsh|
|15:00||Saracens vs Exeter|
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