JOE Davies isn't concerned about man of the match medals or going viral on social media, the Dragons lock is happy to just go about his business with quiet physicality.

The Rodney Parade region have enjoyed an encouraging season under Dean Ryan that will ensure the Argus Dragon of the Year is a tight contest.

Davies won't be striding up to collect the trophy at the Argus Sports Awards at Chepstow Racecourse on May 14 but that won't be a reflection on the 24-year-old's efforts.

The hard-hitting lock has been a mainstay of the team, shouldering a heavy burden alongside Matthew Screech in the absence of Test forwards Cory Hill and Brandon Nansen.

Davies will make his 17th appearance of the campaign against Glasgow on Saturday (kick-off 7.35pm) and continue with his mantra of graft, graft, graft.

Hitting rucks, making his tackles and heaving is what the former Wales Under-20s international from Caldicot is happy to provide.

South Wales Argus:

"That's my job, it's what I pride myself on, grafting, and I feel if I do the work that you don't see. I'm happy with that," said Davies, son of former World Championship silver medallist weightlifter Andrew.

"I don't need or require to be seen. I don't even feel the need to speak really. My role is to be the 'soldier'."

Davies will be a central figure in the Guinness PRO14 meeting with the Warriors, who will start as hot favourites at Scotstoun Stadium even without their Scotland contingent.

Glasgow returned to action with a hammering of Zebre while the Dragons endured another week off because Storm Dennis forced the postponement of their home fixture against Benetton.

For Davies the lull was welcome to recharge the batteries after a hectic period of three festive derbies and then key European Challenge Cup clashes with Castres and Enisei-STM.

South Wales Argus:

"It was tough, especially with so many games on the trot until the break, but we got through it," said the lock.

"We have had four weeks with no game, we had a bit of time off and a break but were in preparing hard for Benetton before it was postponed."

The Dragons will hope they aren't too rusty in Glasgow against a side that blew away the cobwebs with an eight-try, 56-24 destruction of Zebre.

Head coach Dave Rennie still declared that there is plenty of room for improvement.

"We started well, and then we lost control of the game for 25 minutes," said the New Zealander, who will leave to become Australia boss at the end of the season.

"That was frustrating, but I thought we responded pretty well after half-time. We kicked pretty well in the second half, and we were clinical when we got opportunities.

"We'll still reflect back on what we think was a fairly average defensive performance – we lacked a bit of intensity at times and let in a couple of soft ones, so we'll look at that.

"We scored some good tries, but there's enough in there to give us a bit of edge in training this coming week. We'll have to be better against the Dragons."