1 October 2013 Last updated at 07:38

Aviva Premiership 'more ruthless' than Pro12, says Nigel Davies

Gloucester boss Nigel Davies, the ex-Scarlets coach, says the Aviva Premiership is more ruthless than the RaboDirect Pro12.

Davies, speaking at the Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup launch in Cardiff, says there are fewer opportunities to develop young players in England's top flight.

He also ponders Gloucester's Heineken Cup prospects in Pool 6 where they will face Munster, Perpignan and Edinburgh.