France hooker Benjamin Kayser couldn't wait to get back into action with Clermont as he returned to training on Monday.
Kayser saw limited time on the pitch fighting for a spot alongside Guilhelm Guirado and Dimitri Szarzewski in a real area of depth for France.
As a result the 31-year-old feels fresh and eager to put such a disappointing tournament behind him.
"I really wanted to come back soon because I was frustrated in terms of playing time," Kayser told Rugbyrama.
"It could have been worse because there was a high-level competition at hooker for France.
"I played almost every game, but as a substitute, and this is not the same thing… So I'm hungry, and I want to quickly find the ground ".
Kayser watched on from the stands during France's humiliating 62-13 loss in the quarter-final to New Zealand – a defeat that brought their World Cup campaign to a sorry end.
Addressing the aftermath, Kayser said that getting over such a disastrous thrashing would take some time.
"Of course we have been affected," he added.
"Me, I was in the stands that I could not do anything, it was perhaps even worse.
"Each of us will digest this World Cup in his own way. But it will be a gaping wound that does not close just like that.
"We faced the best team in the world, and unfortunately there is an enormous gap between them and France."