After a breakthrough autumn for Scotland, Sam Skinner is now targeting making an impact in the 2019 Guinness Six Nations.
The Exeter Chiefs lock – who can also play in the back row – made his debut for Scotland this past November in their thumping win over Fiji.
He then also got the nod to start in their narrow loss to South Africa before coming off the bench in their morale-boosting victory over Argentina.
Coming quickly over the horizon now is the 2019 Championship and Skinner cannot wait to test himself in Rugby’s Greatest Championship.
“We’re in a really exciting place,” the 23-year-old told BBC Radio Devon.
“It showed with the last Six Nations campaign, we had a steady autumn and are really excited for the challenge ahead of us.”
Last year in the Guinness Six Nations, Scotland downed England, France and Italy to claim a third-place finish under Gregor Townsend.
This year they will be targeting still further improvement and Skinner, a former England Under-20s international, cannot wait to taste Six Nations action.
“I was honoured to get the opportunity to play for Scotland and I’ve had a great month playing for them,” he added.
“It wasn’t an easy decision because there are a lot of factors that affect the decision.
“But at the same time it was really easy, the second I went onto that pitch it was an unbelievable experience and I was so grateful to have that opportunity.
“I’m so happy that I’ve made that decision and excited to try and push forward with Scotland as much as possible now.”