JONATHAN Davies insists Wales are fully focused on keeping their Grand Slam bid on track at Murrayfield after the stress of Project Reset.

Warren Gatland's side head to Scotland hunting a victory that will put them 80 minutes away from a clean sweep and the Six Nations title.

However, that task has been hindered by off-field drama and fighting over the future of the professional game.

At the start of the week a Scarlets-Ospreys merger was on the cards with a new professional side being formed in the north, on Tuesday it was off and on Wednesday the Liberty Stadium region issued a fiery statement, labelling Project Reset a "stitch-up".

Talks appear to be at a deadlock and it looks likely that things will remain as they are for next season, leading to more uncertainty for players, coaches and off-field staff.

"It's probably been a stressful start to the week, but we came in on Thursday with a focus of continuing our preparation ready for Scotland and to get on that plane and progress in the tournament like we have been," said Scarlets centre Davies.

Asked if he had ever known a week like it, Davies added: "There's always gossip and chat. It's Welsh rugby.

"I think players are looking forward to a big Test match on the weekend.

"That's what we love doing, that's what we are here to do. The most important thing for us is to focus on that.

"Murrayfield is always a difficult place to play, and that's the focus now with us. Our focus is making sure our preparation has gone as well as it has over the last month or six weeks, and we're looking to go there and get the win."

Most expect Wales to get the job done in Edinburgh to set up a mouth-watering clash with Ireland and a shot at a first Grand Slam since 2012.

The Scots have endured back-to-back losses to the Irish and French but Davies & Co aren't getting ahead of themselves courtesy of a chastening afternoon at Murrayfield in 2017.

Wales, coached by Rob Howley while Gatland was on Lions duty, bossed the first half but led just 13-9 and were stunned by 20 unanswered points in a hammering.

Scotland have a lengthy list of absentees but Davies knows Gregor Townsend's team are dangerous.

"They will be looking to start well and get the crowd behind them and make sure they put us under pressure," he said.

"But for us it's making sure we build on the momentum we've got now, and as a unit we stay pretty tight.

"Two years ago we were well beaten there, so we can't take them lightly. It is going to be a very tough Test match.

"The squad is very tight. We've got momentum, and we are making sure we keep that. The squad is reacting well to the expectancy of winning games, and that's a good place to be."

The weather forecast for Edinburgh is potentially wet and windy conditions, but Davies added: "We're Welsh, so we are used to that! The big thing is make sure you play to the conditions.

"We've had a bit of practice in those conditions this week, but ideally we want to play a bit of rugby. If we have to play territory and put pressure on Scotland, then that's what we have to do.

"I guarantee you this Welsh team is going up there focused and getting the result."