KEN Owens is relishing the chance for world number one Wales to get away from distractions in Turkey and ramp up the preparations for Japan.

Warren Gatland's squad have travelled to the Gloria Sports Arena where they will endure a warm-weather training camp.

Wales avenged their warm-up loss to England at Twickenham by beating Eddie Jones' men 13-6 to climb above New Zealand to top of World Rugby's rankings.

Now Owens and the rest of the 41-strong squad build towards a double-header with Ireland with the management naming their 31 for the World Cup after the first meeting in Cardiff a week on Saturday.

"It is a good nine days to get away and get a little bit more training in away from everything," said the Lions hooker.

"We can just concentrate on the rugby again and get our combinations working and get more time on the training field in full rugby situations.

"We want to get ready to peak for the two games against Ireland to come."

Wales have won 15 of their last 16 Tests but Gatland was quick to dismiss the worth of being number one in the rankings, a move that Owens followed.

"I would prefer to be there at the start of November (when the World Cup ends), but it is now just a table and something to talk about," said the Scarlets front rower.

"We spoke about the need to start a lot better (in the second game against England). The first 20 minutes last week cost us the game. We spoke about our line speed defensively and our accuracy in attack, and I think we delivered that.

"We dug in and got the job done. We delivered, which is a huge tick in the box for us.

"We have got to be on the money now. We've had probably our poor performance out of the system, that slow start people talk about, and we have got to keep building and improving. We can't let that standard drop."