Tavis Knoyle is determined to make the Gloucester number nine jersey his own despite some stiff competition.
Knoyle made the move from Scarlets to Kingsholm in the off-season and made his debut for the Cherry and Whites in a friendly against Toulon last Friday.
While the 23-year-old will be hoping to further his international prospects by playing in the Premiership, he knows that he'll have to first beat off the challenge of All Black Jimmy Cowan and youngsters Reece Boughton and Dan Robson for a spot in Gloucester's starting XV.
"There's so much quality for us at scrum-half. It's great to see that strength and depth too," he told The Citizen.
"Everybody's fighting like mad for that jersey, no one will want to concede any ground in the next few weeks.
"But the main thing is that we all enjoy that competition, and enjoy pushing each other forward.
"Reece came on and showed that he's got a lot of quality too. He's a young lad but he's ready to get stuck in, and he's got a crisp pass.
"So I think with Dan Robson, Jimmy Cowan and then Reece as well, we have four real competitors - but there's already a good friendship there too."