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Jonathan Davies goes above and beyond in 4x4 during Storm Emma

By Ian Cameron

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Welsh centre Jonathan Davies has proven he’s not just a hero on the pitch, if reports emerging from Wales are anything to go by.

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According to the BBC Davies decided to do his bit to battle the ‘Beast from the East’ which has seen blizzards and heavy snowfall bring the UK to a standstill this week.

Davies launched an impromptu taxi service, using his 4×4 vehicle to ferry patients and doctors to and from the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff.

“The roads were quite bad, but as long as you took your time you were safe enough.

“It was difficult in and around the side-roads, but the work people had done to clear it and grit it, it’s a massive effort by everyone, really.”

“I didn’t get down to training in Llanelli and we have a ‘next door’ app for the area and my girlfriend put it on that we’ve got a 4×4 and if anyone needed lifts to and from work the hospital, we were more than happy to help out.”

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Davies is thought to have made 12 trips in total.

“And then they got in touch with the Heath.

“It was just taking patients and doctors to and from the hospital and to their homes.

“Basically it was like a taxi service.”

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Davies has been dealing with his own recovery as he continues his bid to regain fitness following an injury during the November Tests.

Davies went down in the closing seconds of Wales’ 29-21 loss to Australia in Cardiff and received treatment on the pitch after the final whistle had been blown.

The Welsh Rugby Union confirmed at the time that the issue would require surgery, placing a six-month estimate on his recovery.

It was then confirmed last month that he will not return to rugby this season.

Davies was named the BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year for 2017 after the 29-year-old was voted the player of the series as the 2017 British and Irish Lions tour to New Zealand.

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