Exeter Chiefs young fly-half Henry Slade is hoping to get as much game-time as possible this season at Sandy Park.
Slade was part of the England U20 side that won the IRB Junior World Championship in France earlier this year.
Having spent time out on loan with Plymouth in the RFU Championship, Slade is now set to compete with Gareth Steenson and new signing Ceri Sweeney for the number ten role with Exeter - a challenge he is looking forward to.
"Getting game-time is the main aim. I know it's going to be a tall order and pretty difficult but I'm just going to work hard and see what happens," said Slade to the Western Morning News.
"That's what I'm aiming for and thankfully I played a bit last season, so I know I need to knuckle down now and get on with it.
"Steeno and Ceri are both good players. Obviously, Steeno has been here a few years now and Ceri's come in and he's been really good.
"I've been picking up little tips off them and I think everyone is learning from each other.
"Sometimes it's nice to sit back and watch and learn the sort of things they've done and picked up over the years - then you try hard to do it yourself.
"Hopefully I can use my experience of playing in the Championship to help me improve and also help the Chiefs continue their good form from last season."
Reflecting on England's success in France, where they defeated New Zealand in the semi-final before coming from behind against Wales to lift the title, Slade believes the pressure of those matches will stand him in good stead moving forward.
"It was an awesome experience, especially getting the win," added Slade.
"Playing in those pressure situations like a semi-final and a final - things like that can only help you.
"It really helps you develop your skills and get some experience of playing in the really big matches.
"There are quick turnarounds between each match and you had to get your recovery on pretty smart. But I was happy with the way all the boys played and I thought we did ourselves proud."