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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||Scarlets vs London Irish|
|15:00||Wasps vs Cardiff Blues|
|15:00||Leicester vs Northampton|
|15:00||Newport Gwent D'gons vs Exeter|
|15:00||Gloucester vs Ospreys|
|15:00||Newcastle vs Sale|
|15:00||London Welsh vs Saracens|
|Saturday 7th February|
|15:00||Gloucester vs Harlequins|
|15:00||Newport Gwent D'gons vs London Welsh|
|15:00||Bath vs Ospreys|
|15:00||Sale vs Scarlets|
|15:00||Northampton vs Wasps|
|15:00||London Irish vs Newcastle|
|15:00||Saracens vs Exeter|
|15:00||Cardiff Blues vs Leicester|
|Friday 14th November|
|Ospreys 35 - 51 Dragons|
|Cardiff Blues 19 - 13 Scarlets|
|Sunday 9th November|
|Leicester 29 - 13 Sale Sharks|
|London Welsh 9 - 18 Gloucester|
|Wasps 43 - 22 London Irish|
|Saturday 8th November|
|Exeter 18 - 6 Bath|
|Friday 7th November|
|Newcastle 21 - 22 Cardiff Blues|
|Harlequins 31 - 21 Newport Gwent D'gons|
|Ospreys 9 - 21 Saracens|
|Scarlets 7 - 24 Northampton|
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