The 26 year old will certainly appreciate the late start on Saturday, with Wales facing France in the semi-final of the Rugby World Cup at 9am.
“I think we have a great chance,” said Davies. “We have a really tough team to play against, there's no doubt about it. I think the French are quite unpredictable.
“Thomas Levet was trying to tell me how dominant they were earlier, but I'm having none of it. I back my boys and I think they are great stuff. They have a really great team chemistry going it seems, and they are playing some really good rugby. We are fully confident on the weekend that we can turn them over tomorrow.”
Swede Christian Nilsson birdied the last four holes – a run that started with a 40 foot birdie putt on the 15th – to sign for a 64 and 11 under total, where he was joined by South African James Kingston, the overnight leader playing his first six holes in three under.
Former amateur star Tom Lewis birdied nine holes out of 11 from the 13th to be in the chasing pack on ten under, along with Keith Horne (65) and Felipe Aguilar, who was four under for the day through eight.
World Number Six Martin Kaymer – looking to make gains in The Race to Dubai with the four players above him taking a week off – holed a brilliant 50 foot birdie putt on the difficult seventh en route to a 68 and nine under halfway total.