SAM Davies has arrived at the Dragons with the intention of stamping his authority on the team, but the Wales fly-half isn't taking the 10 jersey for granted.

The 25-year-old is the sole high-profile recruit for the Rodney Parade region this summer and hopes his move east from the Ospreys will revive his Test career.

Davies started pre-season training in Ystrad Mynach yesterday just four weeks after finishing his season with a derby win against the Scarlets to secure Champions Cup rugby for his old side.

The playmaker has made a swift return to rugby to get to know his new Dragons teammates, and also work with his rivals for the starting spot.

Davies will be first choice but will be kept on his toes by Josh Lewis, the fit-again Arwel Robson and Jacob Botica.

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After a shaky start to life with the Dragons following his move from Bath, Lewis enjoyed a strong finish to the season thanks to rising to the challenge provided by Jason Tovey's arrival on a short-term deal.

Davies joins with the intention of spearheading the drive for improvement in Newport – "I want to stamp my authority on a team here in Wales and this the best opportunity to do so" – but knows Lewis will fight to have 10 on his back.

"Josh is a very good player," said the left-footer. "It's not going to be easy – I don't see this as a move where I come in and just barge everyone out of the way.

"Josh is a good kicker, I remember him hitting one over from 53 metres against the Ospreys. He was at Bath and did well there, so he has got good potential as well.

"When you do get competition it brings the best out of you; it happened with me and Dan Biggar a couple of years ago when we were going head-to-head.

"I'd get the nod one week and he would get the nod the next week and it was just making competition in training really good while we still had a good relationship, which I think is important as well.

"I've got to work through pre-season to get my way to the top."

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Davies, who won the last of his eight caps against Samoa in the summer of 2017, occasionally filled in at full-back when tussling with Biggar.

While he remains an emergency option at the back – "I haven't moved here to play 15 but I will do what's required!" – it's the left-footer's game management that will be key in the coming season.

It has been suggested that the Ospreys' style stunted Davies' flair towards the end of his time at the Liberty Stadium and he hopes to get the three-quarters running.

"I will bring leadership to the team, I will bring a good kicking and attacking game, if that's what we need," he said when asked to describe himself as a fly-half.

"Having spoken to Dean Ryan, I think that's what we are going to have on offer here so it hopefully suits my game down to the ground."