Experienced prop Gavin Kerr insists he still has the hunger and desire to try to force his way into the Scotland team for the upcoming RBS 6 Nations.
The Edinburgh forward has won 50 caps for his country but has had to settle for a place on the bench in the last 18 months.
His club-mate Allan Jacobsen and Northampton star Euan Murray are currently in possession of the positions at loosehead and tighthead in a settled front row alongside another Edinburgh man, hooker Ross Ford.
But the 31-year-old former Leeds prop is still eager to show his worth to Frank Hadden.
Kerr said: "I'm still hungry to play for Scotland, but I just need to get back playing regularly for Edinburgh. I am still keen to play rugby.
"I'm still only 31, so I feel that I've got another three or four years left to play at the top-level."
England Under-18 head coach John Fletcher insists his young side will be better for the experience after beating Italy in the bronze final to round out their 2015 Rugby Europe U18 Championship campaign in style.