After making his debut for the All Blacks against Argentina on Sunday morning (NZT), Luke Jacobson is already rearing to get back on the field.
The 22-year-old came on a substitute for Vaea Fafita and played 23 minutes in the 20-16 win in Buenos Aires.
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"It's really special," Jacobson told Newshub. "Getting named in the squad probably shocked me more, but to be able to get my first cap is bloody awesome. I hope I can get out there and get another cap.”
The Chiefs flanker insisted he wasn’t anxious while sitting on the bench waiting for a call up in what was a tightly fought contest.
“I'm not usually one to get too nervous before the game. It's always a bit of a weird feeling when it's tight with the All Blacks- you always back us to get the job done.
“I think I was on defence the whole time. The Argentinians have a lot of passion and run the ball hard but you build a bit of confidence from the guys in the defensive line.
"The feeling of becoming an All Black hasn’t quite sunk in yet. I haven't been able to let in settle in. I've been blocking out the emotions this week but once I get home I'll be able to let it all sink in."
Wing Sevu Reece midfielder Braydon Ennor also debuted against Los Pumas, and both of the Crusaders admitted it was a moment they'd never forget.
“It's really special to be officially an All Black, I’m still buzzing,” Reece said.
"It's pretty awesome," Ennor added. I feel privileged and lucky and proud at the same time."
Cheifs prop Atu Moli was the other player to step on the field for the first time in the black jersey, with Highlanders pivot Josh Ioane named on the bench but not receiving any minutes.
The All Blacks next take on South African from Westpac Stadium on Saturday 27 July.