Wales full-back Daniel Evans has vowed not to waste the opportunity he has been given with a Test start against the United States on Saturday.
With first-choice Wales full-back Lee Byrne as well as Jamie Roberts and James Hook all on Lions duty in South Africa, Scarlets back Evans made his Wales debut last Saturday in Toronto in the 32-23 victory over Canada and has retained his place in the starting XV for this weekend's game at Toyota Park.
Yet the 20-year-old insists he will not worry about those ahead of him in the pecking order.
"Once you get it once you just want more and more and hopefully I've taken my chance now," he said.
"I just go out there and play my game, I don't think about anyone else in my position and it's up to me now to take my chance while I've got it."
Evans, who spent Wednesday with Wales coaches and fly-halves Dan Biggar and Nicky Robinson watching a Chicago Bears NFL training session, was naturally delighted to have won his first cap, albeit in a game against Canada that was at times hard going for the tourists.
"It's a great feeling, just to get a cap is a dream come true for me," Evans said. "All the boys were saying before the game that your first cap just seems to fly by and that's what happened.
"It was a bit of a frustrating game because they did well to slow our ball down and we couldn't get into our rhythm but it was a hard-fought win and we're happy just to get the win."
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.