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Interim Head Coach Stuart Lancaster gave the 28-year old his first international start to combat Wales’ dual threat of and Ian Evans and Alun Wyn Jones at set-piece.
The Leicester Tiger made a strong impression despite the 19-12 defeat as England lost just one of their own throws.
And having taken Tom Palmer’s place in the England boiler room, Parling says he is not prepared to let go of his shirt without a fight.
"Last Saturday was a proud day,” he said. “It was something I have waited a long time to do. But I don't want to be the guy who has just has a few caps.”
"At the end of my career I want to be able to say I won a whole number of caps, and more importantly, some silverware as well.
“We know we had a chance to close it out and didn't do it. It was hugely frustrating.”
"But looking at my role specifically, I thought our line-out went pretty well. We lost one line-out ball.
“But after we lost it - it was a communication error, that's all, we'll learn from it – we stole two of theirs and put good pressure on them.”
"I feel like if I wasn't doing that for the team that would be one of my talents wasted. Like a goal kicker who isn't kicking. I enjoy the responsibility. I enjoy being able to organise people.”