All Black star Rico Gear says he can't wait for Saturday's return European Challenge Cup Pool 2 match at GRAN Parma as he settles into life as a Worcester Warrior.
Gear, normally a wing, made his European debut at outside centre in Worcester's Round 3 50-0 win over GRAN Parma at a rain-swept Sixways.
Gear said: "It was my first match in seven weeks, so it was good to get out there and I really enjoyed every second.
"I'm still getting used to some of the moves and combinations, but getting 80 minutes under my belt in the European Challenge Cup certainly blew away some of the cobwebs.
"I didn't get a try and it's always nice to get across the line, but it was just nice to be involved in a winning side and put us a step nearer to the quarter-finals.
"Playing at 13 wasn't too difficult, and a few times I tried to go on the outside, but the GRAN Parma players kept it tight and didn't really give me any chances.
"The most important thing for me was that I enjoyed my first game and I'm looking forward to going to Italy next weekend and help us move a step closer to winning the Pool."
Warriors coach Mike Ruddock added: "Rico did very well - some of his passing to put people into space showed his real class. It was great to get him on to the field so he could show what he can do. He will only get better."