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But that did not stop Andy Robinson throwing him in the deep end for the Scots’ 20-10 defeat of Samoa as a replacement for the injured Max Evans.
And while Ansbro admits the call caught him completely off guard when Robinson told him he was in the starting XV, he is eager to be back in the mix in time for the RBS 6 Nations.
Ansbro told Rugby World: “Initially I was a little bit shocked. I was thinking of playing a big game for Scotland A and putting my hand up for selection against Samoa.
“To get straight in – well my heart was going.
“I was pleased with how it went and I got really positive feedback from the coaches.
“There are always things to work on but it is a good foundation.
“Providing we prepare well and play smart rugby then the quality is certainly there for us to beat anyone (in the 2011 RBS 6 Nations).
“Now I am just trying to get back into the Northampton team. That’s what helped me get involved with Scotland in the first place.”