Blues eye Worcester's Phil Davies
April 20, 2012
Phil Davies is reportedly in the Blues' sights © Getty Images
The Worcester Warriors' supremo Cecil Duckworth has revealed that their coach Phil Davies is in the Cardiff Blues' sights but they are still considering their options.
The Blues confirmed this week that they are on the lookout for a new director of rugby to work alongside current coaches Gareth Baber and Justin Burnell. Former Scarlets boss Davies is one name in the frame and Duckworth told the BBC that "We are aware that Phil has had a request and other than that we wouldn't like to comment".
Davies is currently working alongside boss Richard Hill and Duckworth says that he is still deciding whether to allow him to hold discussions with the Blues.
"It's early days and we haven't made any decisions," Duckworth said. "Phil has done a great job for us and has been with us two years and he has another two years to go.
"We are just considering what we should do, so it's early days to make any decision whatsoever."
Duckworth also added: "It's early days to even talk about compensation. He has been forwards coach under Richard Hill and he has been director of rugby at Leeds and, of course, he was involved with the Academy in Wales.
"We, in fact, did buy him out of that contract. It's interesting that he is now thinking of moving back to Wales and to Cardiff. We wouldn't want to stand in the way of people moving forward because he is head forwards coach at Worcester.
"But we have to look after ourselves as well because he has two years to go here. We have to think about that."
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