Morgan hungry for blue and gold break

Score time: Ryan Morgan crosses for a try on Sunday against the Canterbury Bulldogs at ANZ Stadium. Picture: Getty Images

Score time: Ryan Morgan crosses for a try on Sunday against the Canterbury Bulldogs at ANZ Stadium. Picture: Getty Images

THE dilemma Ryan Morgan faces is pretty black and white — much like the Wenty jersey he has been confined to wearing in 2014.

The 24-year-old centre is stuck behind Origin-standard players Will Hopoate and Willie Tonga.

Simple arithmetic tells you three players don't go into two positions so he has been forced to play most of the year for Wentworthville Magpies.

It has made him hungrier than ever to take his chance when it comes.

On Sunday he took his chance.

Morgan scored two tries in the blue and gold of the Eels with their drought-breaking 22-12 win against Canterbury Bulldogs.

It's the first time since 2010 the Eels have defeated their local rivals and in the process they broke a 14-game losing streak at ANZ Stadium.

It was Morgan's second chance in the top grade, having played a fortnight ago against the Panthers.

"I felt all right against Penrith," Morgan said.

"I was a little nervous at the start and then I just settled in.

"Hopefully, I can take the stuff I have been doing with Wenty into first grade.

"My main focus has been trying to get a few more touches and get my hands on the ball more and learning when to inject myself.

"Now I need to do that in first grade."

The Greystanes junior has been one of the in-form centres in the NSW Cup and a big reason why Wentworthville find themselves on top of the competition ladder.

He said he had learnt a lot from training with Hopoate and Tonga.

"Hoppa and Tonga are pretty much the benchmark when it comes to centres so to learn from them has been great," he said.

"There is a good vibe in the club and everyone is competing for positions, which is good for the team."

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