Jonathan Davies forming combinations will be key for the British and Irish Lions

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Jonathan Davies: insists it will be important to build relationships and an understanding with Lions team-mates

Jonathan Davies: insists it will be important to build relationships and an understanding with Lions team-mates

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Jonathan Davies insists it will be important to build relationships and an understanding with his new team-mates after linking up with the British and Irish Lions squad.

Warren Gatland's team met for the first time in London on Monday and Davies believes it will be a crucial couple of weeks as the players get to know each other.

Their tour kicks off against the Barbarians in Hong Kong on June 1 and the Wales international accepts there is not a great deal of time for the star-studded squad to bond.

"We need to make sure we understand each other. There's a lot of work to do on and off the field, trying to build relationships."
Jonathan Davies

Exciting time

"It's been incredible, turning up here with all the boys. Seeing the kit and actually putting on the Lions stuff," he told Sky Sports.

"It's a very proud moment. It's something I've been looking for to the last couple of weeks.

"It's one of the best things on the Lions tour, mixing with people who you haven't really had much to do with before. It's an exciting time. I'm looking forward to mixing with the boys.

"We need to make sure we understand each other. There's a lot of work to do on and off the field, trying to build relationships. That's going to be important in the first few weeks.

"It's going to be great. There's going to be a lot of hard work to be done. The whole experience of it all will be one that I'll never forget. I'm very excited and can't wait."

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