Fly-half Ryan Lamb is settling into his new environment at Leicester Tigers and is delighted to be at Welford Road.
Lamb was an off-season signing from Midlands rivals Northampton Saints and made his first appearance for his new side in the pre-season defeat against Montpellier two weeks ago in Geneva.
"It has been awesome since I joined the club and to finally put the shirt on was great," said Lamb to the Leicester Mercury.
"You can see the passion in the boys' eyes when they play for the club. To play for Leicester is a big honour.
"It feels great to be here and it was a superb experience to get out there, even if the result wasn't what we wanted (Tigers lost 52-15).
"It was the first time that we had come together, and we now have a video to look at in a game situation and against a team we will be playing in the Heineken Cup. That will be very useful.
"We were not worried about the result beforehand, as long as we were competitive and it was a good blow-out.
"We have been practising our rugby for several weeks now and it's all about putting that together in live situations. You can look great on video but, when you get out there, it's different.
"I am sure we will be stronger and a lot more prepared for September 8 (when Leicester open against Worcester).
Lamb is now with his fourth club in the Aviva Premiership after stints at Northampton, London Irish and his first side Gloucester, with the 27-year-old admitting the facilities and support staff at Leicester were some of the best he had seen.
"I have been in the Premiership for eight or nine years now, and you know what Leicester is like from the outside," added Lamb.
"The environment is so professional and is the best one I have been in, in terms of strength and conditioning staff, and the strength of the squad and coaching staff.
"Everything is there for you. It's a fantastic environment and I feel very lucky to be here."