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But an injury to Scott MacLeod has reopened the door for the 23-year-old and he is determined to take his chance with both hands.
"I was still concerned about whether I would be picked this week," Vernon said.
“But I was much happier because I put in a good account of myself (against South Africa], so I knew I had a better chance of being involved, especially with Scott's injury.
"But, after New Zealand, I was sure I would not. It was my first experience of playing New Zealand and my first start, and the speed of the game and intensity was something I had not experienced before. I was very disappointed at the way it went.
"So last week I was just happy to get on the bench against South Africa. Then I was determined to do what I could to get another chance and make something of it. I was down, but I still knew that that was where I wanted to be; that is the standard I want to be at."