TYLER Morgan doesn’t intend to let Lions ace Jonathan Davies wear the Wales 13 jersey without a fight after the Dragons centre went through the pain barrier to score his first Test try, writes Chris Kirwan.

The 23-year-old from Caerleon won his fifth cap, and made his autumn debut, in Saturday’s 74-24 win against Tonga.

Morgan scored for his country for the first time and provided some classy touches when making his return to the international arena.

Since making his debut against Ireland in the World Cup warm-up in 2015, the Dragons back has had a stop-start career because of injury misfortune.

But Morgan now hopes to steer clear of trouble to put heat on Davies, who is set to return in midfield for the autumn finale against South Africa this weekend.

“He is one of the best in the world but that means if you get better than him then you know how good you are,” said Morgan.

“The World Cup is around the corner, that’s what I am aiming for and hopefully I will have that starting jersey by then. He has got it at the moment but I am just going to keep pushing as hard as I can.

“I’ve learnt so much this autumn and just by getting back in the mix you can develop your game so quickly.

“There are a lot of boys putting their hands up for starting positions. We had a sketchy 15 minutes against Tonga but then we regathered and everyone showed what we can do.”

Morgan played almost the entire game with a rib injury after suffering a blow in the opening exchanges.

“My rib kept popping out and back in, so it was nice to get the full 80, I was digging in and it was not too bad,” he said.

“I was really happy with my first try – hopefully it is the first of many and they will keep coming. It was nice to get another cap and I feel comfortable out there now.”

Morgan earned the praise of Warren Gatland for his display with the head coach saying it was important the Dragon showed some steel to stay on.

“It was pleasing for him to get through 80 minutes, he popped a rib in that first half and I thought he could stick it out,” said Gatland.

“The last thing he needed was to be taken off the field with an injury, so they strapped him up at half-time and he got through the second half.

“The midfield got better and better as the game went on, that combination with Owen (Watkin) creating turnovers and ripping the ball from the Tongans.

“They put the ball through their hands nicely and had some good footwork, so I was pleased with the midfield.

“They are still relatively quiet on the pitch and that will come with a bit more experience, but they are two players who are for the future and hopefully they can stay injury-free.”