Newlyn rugby sensation Jack Nowell has said he will never forget the moment he made his stunning Twickenham debut.
The 20 year-old wing stepped out on the prestigious London ground yesterday in what was a nail-biting victory 13-10 for England against Ireland in the Six Nations.
The home squad fought hard to reclaim the match after initially going 10-3 down to Ireland.
The Newlyn player said: “It was a bit surreal walking out, I just remember walking out and looking up at the stadium and looking at everyone and before for me it was only ever something I had seen on TV.
“I loved it to be fair.”
Nowell, who is signed to the Aviva Premiership side Exeter Chiefs, played his part as England put paid to their visitors' hopes of a grand slam, and kept alive their own hopes for a triple crown.
The Cornish star put the win down to the help and trust of the coaches and the strong team mentality of the squad.
He said: “We’ve been through a lot, we’ve been through the camp together.
“All of us came in to the camp not knowing many of the people, but the guys made us feel very welcome and made us feel straight away like we were part of the team.”
The Six Nations title is still all to play for as four sides, England, Wales, Ireland and France, can still challenge for the cup.
Nowell said: “It’s blown open again now with the Wales-French result last night, but that’s what we wanted.
“Obviously we had the loss in France a couple of weeks ago, but for us now it is purely focusing on the Welsh game next week.
“Its going to be massive and you could almost say it’s going to be the decider.”