Wallabies flanker David Pocock is relishing the prospect of returning to the Test arena in Saturday's clash with the Springboks in Brisbane.
Pocock last played for Australia against Wales on the 2012 end-of-year tour and had to spend two years on the sidelines following following reconstructive knee surgery in 2013 and 2014.
The 27-year-old, who will start amongst the replacements bench against South Africa, believes he returns to the Wallaby set-up as a better player.
"The two seasons of rehab, mentally I'm stronger. I've certainly learnt a lot about myself and feel a lot more confident coming back into this environment," Pocock told Fairfax Media.
"When you're out, you realise how much of an honour and a privilege it is to be in a camp like this and put on the Wallaby jumper."