Harlequins director of rugby Conor O'Shea lauded the performance of full-back Mike Brown after he shone during their victory over Gloucester.
The domestic champions were without England quartet Chris Robshaw, Ugo Monye, Danny Care and Joe Marler, but had Brown - released from the international squad by Stuart Lancaster - in red hot form alongside number eight Nick Easter.
"I thought the lads really stepped up. Nick is an outstanding leader and Brown reacted phenomenally in the way he played tonight. His involvement in the game was huge," said O'Shea, with Brown crossing for a try in the 28-25 win.
"He's absolutely outstanding in the fundamentals of full-back play. He scores tries, he takes responsibility.
"I hope he gets the opportunity to play at home in a Test match from the start over these next few weeks.
"I'm not saying anything against Ben Foden, who is a great player - injured - and Alex Goode, in outstanding form, but Mike Brown for two years has been absolutely the best full-back in the country."