Ali WIlliams may have dealt with the pressure of a World Cup final, but that doesn't mean he isn't filled with nerves as he prepares for life in the Top 14.
The 32-year-old has walked away from New Zealand rugby after more than a decade of commitment that saw him win 77 caps for his country.
The second-rower joins a host of big names arriving at Toulon ahead of the new season as the European champions look to ensure they stay ahead of the rest.
Williams concedes that while excited about the prospect of fighting it for a spot in the Toulon line-up, the move comes with more than a few nerves.
"To have a new challenge and the chance to earn the respect of the French rugby players and the rugby community in France is very exciting but I'm also nervous," Williams told Var Matin.
"My career in New Zealand had come to an end and it was time to finish and do something else. Mourad asked if I was keen and I said yes, definitely," he added.
"There is very tough competition within the team which is perfect. Like everything else in life, nothing is guaranteed in a game of rugby so first things first for me is to get the family fixed and then get on that training field and try and earn a position."
Williams will be officially unveiled as a Toulon player later this week along with fellow World Cup-winner, South African winger Bryan Habana.