Italy forward Silvio Orlando insists he will grab his chance with both hands should he earn his first international cap in the RBS 6 Nations opener against England.
The 23-year-old, who plays for Benetton Treviso, is delighted to be part of John Kirwan's 25-man squad and would relish a place in the the starting XV.
Orlando told www.federugby.it: "I have played for Italy at youth level with other players who have been called by John (Kirwan) - like Simon Picone, Andrea Masi and Matteo Barbini.
"I have no experience with the senior team but I have won the Under-21 Italian Championship with Benetton and took part in the last Under-21 World Cup in South Africa.
"I have been working hard in the gym and on the training ground. I believe you only get one chance and you have to take it."
As head coach Stuart Lancaster polishes the axe he will soon wield over his World Cup training squad, Exeter Chiefs coach Rob Baxter has backed Jack Nowell, Henry Slade and Luke Cowan-Dickie to be given a stay of execution.
Italy Under-20s held off a late Samoa blitz to retain their place in the World Rugby U20 Championship on Saturday and head coach Alessandro Troncon believes the experience will have served as a valuable lesson for his young troops.